GS is doing fine. I met him a few weeks ago for cocktails and dinner when he got back in town from his two month "search". The stories from his "search" got us expelled from a very nice restaurant. Actually, it was the loud roar of laughter and high volume voices from the table of ten. Apparently people in foreign countries have trouble understanding him and his methods.
Let me just say he is in the process of doing what we all dream of doing, but we never do it. I wish him well in his pursuit.