It's uncertain where the road less traveled might take us. We have no end destination, no timeline, only a long journey to far off lands. There are so many possible paths and so many variables that will surely alter our course.

With that in mind we have only focused our attention on the first stage of our journey. We depart London on January 30, 2006. Once underway, we plan to enter Africa through Morocco where we hope to have a long stay. From Morocco we will follow a southwesterly route through the Sahara Desert to West Africa. Then, if the political climate is still stable, we will continue into Central Africa stopping along the way to track lowland gorillas and mandrills in Gabon. From Gabon it's south through Congo , Democratic Republic of The Congo and Angola to Southern Africa.

Southern Africa holds the possibility of some much needed R&R. In Namibia we look forward to exploring the Namib Desert, Fish River Canyon, and Etosha National Park before entering South Africa. One of our favorite countries, South Africa is a retooling point where we look forward to ditching the truck (sorry Betty) and kicking back on the beach. We will also use the opportunity to service Betty and re-supply before setting out again.

With our batteries recharged we plan to head north up the Rift Valley. Along the way we plan to go on safari in the Okavango Delta and raft the Zambezi while at Victoria Falls. As we continue north we'll stop in Rwanda to trek into the rainforest in search of endangered Mountain Gorillas. Then it's on to Uganda for a trek through the Rwenzori Mountains. Later Tanzania and Kenya hold the promise of abundant wildlife and a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest peak in Africa.

From there it's on to Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a crossroads in which we have to make some decisions – continue on through Sudan and Egypt into the Middle East and beyond? Head to Djibouti to ship to India? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we'll keep you posted on our progress.