ken, thanks! my impressive photo equipment consisted of a standard digital pocket camera tethered around my neck! iirc, its a samsung, 4 or 5 megapixels...nothing special.
barry, the must haves really depend on your sleeping goals. if camping, then tent, sleeping bag, and roll are must haves. if you plan on eating out, you dont need any cooking gear or food-that saves alot of room. we only brought 4-5 days worth of clothes, and just did laundry along the way. the yellow tent in the pics is steves...its a eureka brand. as far as wishing we would have brought anything else...i would like to have had my laptop! it would have made the ride report more of a live play-by-play. however alot of places didnt have speedy internet access, but being able to download pics would have been nice.
Nice. Goes to show you, it's the photographer, and not the gear, that makes the difference.