1) For up-to-the-minute updates on our situation, be sure to check out Dan's Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/dan_leslie
2) We are officially picking up our first straggler. Previously-referenced Nishant S, lifelong friend to some of us on the trip, is going to join us for 3 days of our trip starting tuesday. What's more, there's an outside chance that our friend Walter will crash the party bus/minivan from Holland, of all places. If that comes to pass, this is going to be one seriously cozy vehicle.