After thinking and dreaming about something like this to happen for two years it seems like a dream come true now that it's actually coming together. There is less than two weeks left to pack and spend with friends, but each day my excitement grows by that much. I am aware that this experience is a once in a life-time (and not in everyones life-time at that) but my excitement just grows more and more.
The process of organizing something like this has a lot of steps, number one is you have to know what kind of boat you want, how big you want it to be, and then buy it. Number two is to know where you are going to start out the trip (you can't plan all of it because a lot of the places you go will depend on weather, health issues, and other things) because then you will know where you want the boat to be. Number three is to figure out what equipment you will need or/and want, and then buy that stuff. There really isn't a number four unless you consider packing a step.