Well, my trip is finalized now. I've arranged all of my housing, and mapped out my itinerary. There are still a few details I need to iron out, but I at least have an intelligent route that makes sense, and a place to sleep each night. I'm starting to get really excited, and I think the anticipation is just as good for my psyche as the trip will be.
I had trouble booking a hotel in Rincon, which is on the west coast, but I just booked a second story studio apartment that is right on the beach. I plan on doing a midnight swim--I think that will be fun, assuming there isn't a rip tide. I'm going to be asking the hosts about that, but as they say, you just swim along the shore. I think a pina colada at a local bar, a cigar stroll, followed by a swim. Man, I think it's going to be just great.
Speaking of swimming, now that I reflect on it, I don't believe I've ever swam in salt water. I've only ever waded at the ocean. I wonder how it differs from Lake Michigan.
I'll soon find out! Giddy up!