Jan. 20, 2019, 6:49 a.m. - Team 40 are off the bus
Jan. 20, 2019, 10:52 a.m. - Waiting to get on bus now
Jan. 20, 2019, 11:14 a.m. - Team 40, on the bus bound for London, wish us a good 10 hour ride!
Jan. 20, 2019, 2:12 p.m. - Team 40 short pit stop at Tebay station to refuel; Going onto a the bus suddenly, we were only equipped with 4 Greggs sausage rolls in terms of both food and entertainment, so we are in good spirits getting a chance to eat and walk around
Jan. 20, 2019, 6:06 p.m. - Team 40, 1 Greggs sausage roll later, have made it to another pit stop in Birmingham. Getting coffee to keep us awake for the next few hours to London. We'll say hi to the Queen for Rory McLion
Jan. 20, 2019, 9:39 p.m. - Team 40 feeling jolly! Got into London Victoria station, headed to Buckingham Palace Street to check into a place to sleep before going out to explore the area a little <span class="emoji-outer emoji-sizer"><span class="emoji-inner" style="background: url(chrome-extension://immhpnclomdloikkpcefncmfgjbkojmh/emoji-data/sheet_apple_32.png);background-position:4.054054054054054% 20.035252643948294%;background-size:5418.75% 5418.75%" data-codepoints="1f1ec-1f1e7"></span></span>
Jan. 21, 2019, 8:15 a.m. - Team 40 awake and planning our route to Dover
Jan. 21, 2019, 8:47 a.m. - Team 40's motto -you snooze you win.... still in hostel bed...
Jan. 21, 2019, 12:05 p.m. - Team 40, far from the finish line, is not fairing too well in finagling a ride from friendly foreigners. At a bustling BP in Belgravia, boys and I are begging to bag a boost to Europe.
Jan. 21, 2019, 3:48 p.m. - Team 40 is Brussels bound! After walking around London looking for rides the entire day, we're all pleased to be sitting on a bus finally (that'll probably change after 6 hours but for now) and excited to get over to the mainland
Jan. 21, 2019, 7:15 p.m. - Team 40 is signing off the UK! Just entered the Eurotunnel, bonjour, France!
Jan. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m. - Team 40 has arrived in France! Headed from Calais to Brussels 😉
Jan. 21, 2019, 11:35 p.m. - Team 40 arrived in Brussels
Jan. 22, 2019, 2:31 a.m. - At a coffee place next to the station, holding out until 6
Jan. 22, 2019, 4:52 a.m. - Team 40 is honesty thriving in an unsuspecting yet vibrant 50s diner themed cafe/bar/casino outside the bus station. We stumbled in at 3am, not sure what to expect, hoping to at least be able to rest for a few minutes, after having walked over 14,000 steps around the city looking for a ride. By the third playing of Despacito and three Fantas later, we were revived and are still living it up with the locals. Trying to either blag onto a bus to Germany once the station opens or catch a ride near the main road. Overall, 10/10 night for having not slept. Call is if you want a walking tour of Brussels, we are experts now.
Jan. 22, 2019, 7:44 a.m. - Team 40, on a train to Zaventem, then planning to walk to a rest stop nearby and rest finally/get a lift
Jan. 22, 2019, 7:49 a.m. - Team 40 eagerly awaiting forecast snowfall for Brussels. Trying to decide how to get out of Brussels-Nord onto the E40/blag a train or bus
Jan. 22, 2019, 8:59 a.m. - Team 40 in car on way to motorway
Jan. 22, 2019, 12:24 p.m. - Team 40 on bus to Leuven - looking forward to a warm hotel room and beds after 28 hours on the trot
Jan. 22, 2019, 3:12 p.m. - Team 40 resting in hotel room and planning route to Germany
Jan. 22, 2019, 7:15 p.m. - Team 40 going to sleep soon - planning an early start tomorrow
Jan. 22, 2019, 8:56 p.m. - Team 40 accomplished our goal of beating how many steps we got yesterday and can now finally SLEEP. See you bright and early, Leuven.
Jan. 23, 2019, 5:47 a.m. - Team 40 awake and waiting for bus to service station at Leuven station
Jan. 23, 2019, 9:31 a.m. - Team 40 standing in the snow at Texaco rest stop outside Leuven - still have hope!
Jan. 23, 2019, 10:58 a.m. - Team 40 in lift to liege
Jan. 23, 2019, 11:25 a.m. - Team 40 dropped at the next gas station along the way, a Total near Liege. Big thanks to Ben and Olivier for the lift! Good luck to them on their mountain biking trip!
Jan. 23, 2019, 12:37 p.m. - Team 40 picked up from the Total, on our way towards Bachron. In very good spirits with our second life of the day. Also there are cute dogs in the car so that's a plus.
Jan. 23, 2019, 1:02 p.m. - Team 40 just dropped off at the Aire de Barchon rest stop! Hoping to keep the momentum going and get across the border soon
Jan. 23, 2019, 2 p.m. - Team 40 got a lift in a lorry into Germany!
Jan. 23, 2019, 4:58 p.m. - Team 40 dropped off at rest stop Hochwald Ost AH after the best 3 hours of our lives with driver Bogdan. Feeling amazing after finally getting into Germany. To Bogdan: Thank you, good luck to you and your wife with the baby; remember, Amelia is a great middle name.
Jan. 23, 2019, 9:04 p.m. - Team 40 sleep
Jan. 24, 2019, 4:53 a.m. - Team 40 AWAKE and ready to get out of this station, ready to leave and get to Munich!
Jan. 24, 2019, 6:38 a.m. - Team 40 OUT OF THE STATION! After 12 hours we finally got a lift to outside saarbrucken. Enjoying a nice warm car and some political chat.
Jan. 24, 2019, 8:29 a.m. - Team 40 arrived in Saarbrücken and have a convoluted plan to get to Munich by 5:30
Jan. 24, 2019, 1:31 p.m. - on a bus to Munich, stopped in Stuttgart right now.