Well... We have done it now! We all have successfully made our preliminary flights to NYC (Danny), finalized all child care arrangements, and have gathered at the JFK airport in NYC! Surviving the two-hour delay of TSA security lines, we are now successfully on the plane and headed to our first stop, Abu Dhabi! This should be a quick 12-hour flight and then, off to Cochin India...an additional 5 hours further.
Knowing we needed to properly toast this adventure, we had the opportunity to spend a few moments at the Palm Bar & Grill, in the terminal before the flight, to raise it up for a safe and mind-blowing adventure!
So Santa also shared many of the concerns that were voiced by all those around us.... Basically, the fact that any cell and/or wifi service in India would be spotty at best and, frankly, not reliable. Therefore, Santa provided us with a Spot satellite GPS tracker that also enables quick, preprogrammed messages to be delivered. Also, about every ten minutes, it sends out our current coordinates to a tracker that can be found on the home page of our website www.gridskippers.com.
We have two trackers on the home page. We have the Spot tracker showing our location every ten minutes. You can find this by clicking on the banner on the top of the page. THIS IS LIVE NOW!
Or, starting January 1, after the race is on way, you can follow us and all the other 104 rickshaws in this race by pressing the center button on our home page. This will also allow you to read the blogs from all the other teams. Play around with it a bit you will figure it out!
Signing Off for now somewhere above the Mediterranian Sea!! Enjoy your Day! And Go Gridskippers!!