I just realized I wrote about the exact same thing in two consecutive posts. While I was writing, the fact that I was being repetitive wasn't at all apparent. It felt like I was saying something new or at least clarifying all the geographical confusion from the first post. Now, reading back over everything, I realize I've just said the same darn thing in two slightly different ways.
I guess some part of me needed to hash this all out again before shelling out (or asking that someone else shell out) lots of hard-earned money on plane tickets.