Departing from Punta Gorda was a bit of a challenge with the sale of our home while in the midst of preparing for this journey. Additionally, John was tied up with a number of last minute work related details. We actually moved aboard the Silver Manatee on April 1st. The subsequent 2 weeks were filled with the closing of our home, moving everything into storage and last minute preparatory details for our land cruise. We came to realize that due to Spring Break we could not stay in one location during this period, but needed to move 4 times! But, it was all good practice as we were able to get the bugs worked out to include John setting up our satellite antenna. Also, we got to enjoy some great wildlife and biking while we were at Koreshan State Park, Highlands Hammock and Oscar Scherer. Finally, on April 18th we set out for our first stop- Tallahassee.