Yay! I may be able to post using something other than a phone! The local library has wireless, and I'll be able to get some time and catch up with the 20th century.
In the meantime, I'm in a much better headspace about the trip- probably a function of being at my Mom's place, and being able to hang up clothes, and stop living out of a suitcase.
More to come, later, I hope.