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A Single Step Huh?

USA | Thursday, 30 August 2007 | Views [756] | Comments [7]

Lao Tzu (among others) said that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step...Lao Tzu obviously journied before the invention of the internet and the plethora of travel books...because it is clear now that a journey of a thousand miles starts with months and months of research and even more days of doubt and questions coupled with days of excitement and anticipation (particularly when you get flights from Ireland to Paris for 1 cent...). But soon...in about 2 weeks, 18 days or so really...the single step will be taken. Because I think that the single step is that step in New York onto the plane for Dublin. That's the point of no return...ok who am I kidding, the point of no return for me, was when we bought our plane tickets to Dublin...at that point...well. Anyway, we are getting excited, and are in the throes of deciding whether or not to backpack, or if we should roll suitcases, or both. We found a backpack today with wheels, this makes the decision even harder--b/c the packpack cost $75, which as I hear it is enough to live in some places for a month or more :) But anyway, the ends are almost tied up, and those we don't get tied up, we will just burn or pack into our bags (provided they don't weigh very much as the weight limit imposed with that 1 cent ticket is about what you would expect.) So stay tuned...


Tags: The Planning Phase



Oscar Wilde said, "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." Buy the rolly backpacks. BTW, any time you want a cool quote, just look up his quotes. That Loud Tzoo has nothing on him.

  Annie Aug 31, 2007 2:04 AM


Forget Oscar Weird and Loud Shoes,
You guys should be quoting Richard King
I think his most recent quote is...
"when will these unemployed liberal kids get the heck out of here?"
He is very profound if not subtle.

  Richard King Sep 1, 2007 10:13 AM


Seriously I have figured out the trick you guys are playing. You get us addicted to having you around then you both galivant away to all the corners of the world and we have to try to make it through the next seven months of life without laughing every two minutes like you have trained us to do.
Luckily I like living vicariously through young whippersnappers.
I hope Alex remembers to take a photo or two!
Andrew let me know if at any time you see or touch any monkeys.

  Richard King Sep 1, 2007 9:56 PM


Andrew will not be touching any monkeys, as the rabies shot was an extra $30 that we decided to spend on London beer, which we have heard is all the rage.

  andrewalex Sep 2, 2007 12:40 AM


Oh monkeys are like brunettes.
If you don't touch them they will run you down and touch you.
I speak from experience.

Do you need any tips on things to see if and when you ever make it to New York City?
I hear it is quite the tourist stop.

  Richard King Sep 12, 2007 12:52 PM


Let me begin by saying the wise father of the bride one said, or was it twice said, or a frigging dozen times said, a journey start by cleaning up you junk from your wise fathers house.
But fear not, your wise father filled up 3 trash bags with your leavings and I be leaving dem with de trash picker upper.
By the by, I got the three wind chargers up today thinking it would save me great sums of danero, be since yall left, the electric bill went down by $100.00 a month, and with all the mice we have been able to flush out of yall bedroom since you left, we will have plenty of meat to last us a couple of months. Thanks so much. burp!

  luther parker Hinesly Sep 14, 2007 1:13 PM


Pa-lezzz, in ya'lls case your journey starts when the pilot says "prepare for takeoff". What is all this step stuff. And yes I would have said get two rolling backpacks but too late now, so get a pair of roller blades and strap them to the bottom of the non-rolling bag so that when you carry the bag, you can just put them on and "roll on" sounds like a good song. As for your price of 1cent to fly to Paris, it could be a good price or not, depends on how long you have to flap your arms and pedal. I will belive you guys are really going when I get a picture on e-mail of you in a different country. So far I feel that you guys are just trying to see which of us breaks down and begs you not to go to win a bet. the code you have to type in is really hard on my eyes as it is blurry with or with out my glasses. love you

  mardi Sep 14, 2007 3:34 PM

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