Tomorrow is RDU to JFK to London to Rome. We plan on going into Manhattan from JFK using the Long Island Railroad while we wait on the several hours between flights. The house is cleaned, ready for the people with whom we'll swap and most everything is packed. Ipods are charged, and extra batteries are stowed, for the expectation of the longest I have had to sit still in 12 years.
We have done a lot of planning, but not everything can be planned so far away. So far we're not sure how much Internet access we'll have, so we'll see how often we can post news.