Circle Tour Gulf of Mexico
I have been wanting to do the same for years. My thought was to go from brownsville or rockport around to Fl and the keys. That way you are working toward better and better water. Like you I'm in my 60s and will probably have to do it solo. I would probably stop every so often and fish where I found good water. I am thinking to take 4 months. I first had this idea about 10 years ago and since it has grown to a small fever. I grew up on the gulf and as a kid the islands off Alabama and Mississippi were magical and must be visited again.
I may be able to start this voyage in spring of 2012. If all goes well. I would enjoy hearing your ideas on your trip.