A recent Frank and Ernest comic strip showed a baby 2016 running away from old 2015, who rebukes the youngster saying “You can’t just decide to take a gap year.” A gap year is a time period missing on a résumé, typically taken by people in their 20s for partying (I’m joking). 2016 will be a gap year for us, but I think doing something big like pretirement is as justifiable as taking time off to start a family. I have previously discussed why the timing is right for us to do this now and how we are paying for our adventures. I haven’t mentioned before that we plan to spend much of the month of June traveling in Europe as a sort of vacation away from our goal to visit 100 National Park Service sites across all 50 states. We’re using frequent flier miles to pay for the airfare and staying with friends in Scotland to help reduce the cost. The website will be on hiatus during that month as we travel light and responsibility free. We’ll be sure to “Mind the gap” when boarding the London Underground.