I am sitting in a tap room in Hartsfield-Jackson airport sucking some juice (electricity) out of their wall.
We started our day in Gainsville GA in order to visit and give hugs to granny before the trip. It, secondarily, is an ideal location for us to get to the airport. Due to our odd baggage, we have played it safe by arriving to the airport with oogles of time to spare. All of our gear has entered the 'magic' doors without a hitch. They do open and inspect most 'oversized' 'special' items so hopefully everything will be waiting for us on the other side.
I am at the point where I think I have knocked out all of the home based tasks....though the reaching sensation that I am forgetting something is nagging; we will handle that problem when I figure out what it is.
I am amazed with how many of you have donated beer already! I have the desire to spread them out over the trip - so I think we will systematically go through our bought beers by the order received. If you have a specific time or place you would like us to enjoy our beer, let us know! Once we get through our current (awesomely) long list, we will definitely start screaming through the internet for more! I can't express to everyone how epic it is for all the beer you all have gotten for us so far. THANKS SO MUCH!
We have the long night of travel, layover, and arrival in a differing time zone ahead of us. We will pop out of Shannon, Ireland airport around 11am (6 est) tomorrow the 19th. Mom will head to Ennis to figure out her rented bike. We will assemble our gear and begin heading that way to meet her. From there, our general plan is to head south to the County Kerry over the next few days. We look forward to sharing the route with you as it develops!
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