Well, I have three out of four, so I don’t feel too worried about this weekend’s trip. The one that is missing, of course, is the plan part of trip, but I’m on my way to Panama to see the canal and otherwise relax for a few days, so things look pretty good overall.
The extent of my planning was to book the tickets a few months ago and to send a couple emails to people about potential sights worth seeing. The canal is obviously the main draw, but I’m also hoping to get out of the city a bit and see some of the jungle, too. It is close enough to town that I expect to be able to do both. I’ve got a hotel, which is better than I was doing when I arrived in Tokyo earlier this month, but that was arranged by someone else so I cannot really take much credit for it. Oh, and I checked the weather forecast – 98, sunny and humid. Yikes! At least it made packing my bags easy as I didn’t need to worry about long pants or sweaters.
And I’ve got my music player loaded up with plenty of Van Halen. I’ve been singing the song for the past couple of days and hope that listening to it a few dozen times during the flight will be enough to get it out of my head at some point. Or I’ll go crazy listening to it. Either one seems reasonably agreeable to me right now.
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