A dream is nearly fulfilled - I'm heading to the US Open.
I was here once, in 2002 for the first few days, but this time it's different. I've been to all three grand slams in 2011, and I am mere flights away from completing the calendar 'fan slam'.
Ever since I started following pro tennis (in 1988-89) I've dreamt about doing all four in a calendar year - but never, ever, EVER thought it would happen.
But, here I am, four (yes, four) flights away from 10 glorious days at the US Open.
Follow me here, on my Facebook page, on Twitter @StephinNZ and check out the videos I'll upload at YouTube. I can't wait to share the adventure!