I've also ordered my panniers. There's a problem though: They probably won't arrive until Monday, which is the day I fly to Chicago. SO *hopefully* they arrive before I have to leave my house to catch my flight. If not, I guess I'll have to improvise.
Otherwise, I think I'm set. I could still use some bike shorts, but they're so darned expensive I think I'll wait to get them later in life. I'll just have to toughen up my bum. If that fails, maybe I'll break down and buy some shorts on the road.
And of course, we each have our touring bikes: