The countdown has definitely begun. I’ve made reservations for my first four nights. Three hotel nights (one in Carson City, two in Pahrump), one campground (Grand Canyon National Park). I’ve started packing. I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to do last minute things. The only things left to do at this point are packing, finishing mowing the yard, and dropping off the cats in Portland. We get off work early today, so I’m hoping to finish the lawn mowing and the couple other little things I need to do. Then I’m leaving tonight for Portland, coming back tomorrow, and officially leaving on Sunday, starting out with an incredibly long day of driving, all the way to Carson City, NV.