Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,

a tale of a wonderful trip.

That started from this tropic port,

aboard this great big ship.

Okay, so it’s not exactly “Gilligan’s Island”, but that’s how the theme song for “Brian’s Island” would begin.

Char and I are heading down to Miami in the morning to board a ship which will take us on a 168 hour tour (seven days for those of you mathematically challenged) of four Caribbean ports. San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, U.S., and finally Nassau, Bahamas.

I’ve never packed so heavily. In addition to formal wear for dinner, I’ve got a couple bathing suits, a few pairs of shorts, t-shirts, polo-shirts, workout wear, semi-casual wear, and just worn out wear!

I’m bringing along two books. The art of stress free productivity, and Angels and Demons. I bought a new sketchbook, and I’ve got the camera all ready to go. The batteries are charging for my MP3 player, and bags are getting packed in a frenzy right now.

Pirates of the Caribbean, watch out. We’re on our way!