Re: I Think I got it.
Way to go Mike,
Learning at our age adds another thing to over come. If you are like me, my coordination is not like it was when I was younger. That 30 minutes a day will pay big dividends on the water. If I was you I would definitely invest in a casting video. It will help you sort out your casting problems as you go and it is always there if you develop a bad habit later. A video will show you how to make other cast that may be useful in your fishing.
As you have discovered casting is a big part of the enjoyment of fly fishing. It is always a thrill to make just the right cast and get a hook-up. Where are you located. Loading up the jeep sounds like you are out west.