Bill, last year I stayed in North America, but managed to hit 36 states and 7 ( or 8?) provinces of Canada in 20 weeks of travel. Sorry if I made it sound drab but after a while it really is a grind, especially when one is alone for all that time. I mean how many times can you sing "a hundred bottles of beer on the wall" by yourself? Don't get me wrong though, I wouldn't trade my life for anything, but my satisfaction with it, as you well know, doesn't mean it doesn't require effort