I will be boarding a flight to Tokyo in two hours, and I’m starting to freak out, just a little bit and quietly, in the back of my mind. A full-on freak out will only be unhelpful in the time I have left to prepare,  so I’m trying to keep it under control. But as I repack my panniers and take stock of what I’m bringing to a continent I’ve never seen, I have a small person pacing in my mind exclaiming “What are you doing?!?!” with all the intensity of Christopher Lloyd waiting for Marty as the storm coalesces. If only I could know a little more about what’s in store in thr next few days, weeks, months…

“No! We already agreed that having information about the future can be extremely dangerous. Even if your intentions are good, it can backfire drastically!!”

Alright then, Doc, here goes nothing- Whoooooo wheeeeee whooooo wheeeee. Where we’re going, I hope there are good roads. (See what I did there?)