Hey Mark, great car and especially love the shift boot. Looks like a great trip and at least you acknowledge you're anal! I just think you need to chill out a bit, because the fact that you were (or at least gave me the impression that you were) all stressed out probably didn't help in you enjoying the trip. If you just try and adopt an attitude of "it's a once and a lifetime opportunity", I think you would have enjoyed yourself much more!
Anywho, I hope you enjoy your car, and you'll probably be one of the one people with 19'' ZCP winters