So, part of our trip prep is to move out of our apartment. Luckily we don't have to break our lease to leave, but it just so happens that our lease expires exactly one month from the day we plan to leave LA. So, what to do? Fortunately, my parents are locals and both have spare bedrooms. As of right now the plan is to spend about 2 weeks at my dad's place, followed by 2 weeks at my mom's. I'm not sure how you guys feel about the issue, but for us, moving sucks! The process of boxing things up and living in my very own box city is not exactly appealing. For example, I am sitting on my couch (which is for sale BTW) and I can't see the front door, or the kitchen, due to the enormous pile of boxes. So, we are going to be moving boxes for the next few weekends. Then there's the fact that we have to be completely sure when we pack something that we are not going to need it on the trip. This has led to a few re-opening of boxes to retrieve accidentally packed items. So, last night we packed everything into our packs to be sure we still had everything and to keep all our gear contained. We're golden. It's getting so close, it's so exciting!