Jan. 22, 2020, 1:28 p.m. - Team 66 - finally made it to Valencia, canny wait to bailar y beber muchos cervezas!!!! Ayayayyyy me gusta!!! Nate however is being a responsible adult and doesn't drink so idk what he has planned, probably rereading one of his 58 books that he brought on this trip (yes he's the brains and I am the lift-getter (if that's even a thing)).
But first of all let's get to the hostel and see what the situation looks like in the Race2 headquarters!!! WHOOHOOO
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:58 a.m. - Team 66 - we're tired, dehydrated, malnourished, and most importantly: ON THE TRAIN TO VALENCIA!!!! We hope you're ready for the MotherTruckers to join the Party!
Jan. 22, 2020, 7:50 a.m. - Just arrived at canyelles metro station or something like that in Barcelona. Taking the 2,40€ metro to estacion San and will then see how we get on with buses or trains. We still have some budget left from fundraising in London so we might get a train? Fingers crossed
Jan. 22, 2020, 6:07 a.m. - Team 66 - rise and shine beaches we are back on a roll (hopefully, my emotions can't take any more dramas after last night rip). Heading to Barcelona now with Juli!
Jan. 22, 2020, 5:22 a.m. - Team 66 - feeling well rested from our little hostel in figueres. We will head off to Barcelona in about half an hour. After last nights nightmare we really just want to get out of this town ASAP
Jan. 21, 2020, 8:14 p.m. - In a hotel sleeping until 7am
Jan. 21, 2020, 6:13 p.m. - Padrosa
Jan. 21, 2020, 6:13 p.m. - The restaurant
Jan. 21, 2020, 6:13 p.m. - We are walking to pedrosa
Jan. 21, 2020, 6:10 p.m. - I have no internet here
Jan. 21, 2020, 6:10 p.m. - It's called petromiralles
Jan. 21, 2020, 4:38 p.m. - Team 66 - at a Lorry petrol station oops.
Jan. 21, 2020, 4:26 p.m. - made it over to Spain! ¡Viva la España! ¡Me gusta la playa! ¿Donde esta la bibliotheca? Yeah, our amazing Spanish skills should get us to Valencia in no time
Jan. 21, 2020, 4:07 p.m. - Team 66 - just got dropped off at a service station below Perpignan and immediately found our next lift with a lovely French man who we again can't smoothly communicate with due to our language barriers. Thankfully another French hitchhiker joined our group who translates between him and us. Next stop: Figueres (and hopefully we can finally find a long lift after that, fingers crossed!!!)
Jan. 21, 2020, 3:05 p.m. - Team 66 - just getting a lift to a gas station in Perpignan from a lovely German lady! Will be there hopefully in an hour and grab another lift from there again!
Jan. 21, 2020, 12:22 p.m. - Team 66 - now getting a lift in the direction to Toulouse and will try to get dropped off by a gas station somewhere around Narbonne.
Jan. 21, 2020, 11:19 a.m. - Team 66 - Quentin was an absolute superstar and drove us further than necessary, hopefully he'll make it to work in time, yikes!!! At the gas station by Tavel on the A9! Let's see how long it'll take until we find our next victim!!
Jan. 21, 2020, 9:26 a.m. - Team 66 - we are on a roll now! Our typical sending Nate to the toilet while I get us a lift worked again perfectly. We are now en route to orange where our lovely driver will drop us off. Communication is a challenge as we don't speak French and he doesn't speak English but that just makes it more fun.
Jan. 21, 2020, 8:58 a.m. - Team 66 - just made it to the petrol station on the A7! Let's hope we can find someone who drives in our direction!!
Jan. 21, 2020, 8:54 a.m. - Team 66 - FINALLY GOT A LIFT FROM A LOVELY MAN!!! We tried for 4 hours, called the EU Team, they gave us some tipps and BOOM!! TWO MINUTES LATER WE ARE ON THE ROAD. Can anyone tell we're excited? Thanks guys!
Next stop: the petrol station outside Vienne!
Jan. 21, 2020, 7:35 a.m. - Team 66 - back at the station! Smile and wave boys, smile and wave
Jan. 21, 2020, 7:09 a.m. - Team 66 - after over two hours of trying to get a lift we gave up and went to get some breakfast at the confluence Centre in Lyon. Will warm up a bit more and stuff our faces with croissants and macaroons before stepping out in the cold again ✌🏻
Jan. 21, 2020, 5:17 a.m. - BP Petrol station in Lyon just off the A7. Trying to get a lift fro here. Wish us luck!!
Jan. 21, 2020, 4:11 a.m. - Just woke up in Lyon!! Will look for a service station now and just hope for the best hahahaha
Jan. 20, 2020, 10:33 p.m. - Team 66 - after experiencing first hand how rude people can be, we are beyond happy to be on the night bus to Lyon. Will arrive at 5 am tomorrow, which means that we can get some rest on the bus now. Going to sleep, night night!
Jan. 20, 2020, 7:27 p.m. - In Paris having kebabs in the area of the bus station of bercy. Will try to get a bus to Lyon next!
Jan. 20, 2020, 5:37 p.m. - Team 66 - still on the bus en route to Paris, which works very well with Nate's jet lag
Jan. 20, 2020, 1:27 p.m. - Team 66 - The trip to Calais had its tradeoffs though. The Eurotunnel was not only sketchy, it also REALLY upset my tummy and made me car sick. Nate is asleep and loved it. 1/2 can recommend. 1/2 will never return.
Jan. 20, 2020, 1:24 p.m. - Team 66 - WE FINALLY MADE IT TO CALAIS! NEXT STOP: (still on the same bus) PARIS
Jan. 20, 2020, 12:51 p.m. - Team 66 - Christina is taking over the updates from now on - whoohoo.
We just got onto our Eurotunnel compartment thing with our bus. Getting some serious Star Wars vibes. glad we aren't stuck in London anymore!
Jan. 20, 2020, 11:50 a.m. - Team 66: about to go through the channel tunnel! We are very excited. We also managed to raise an additional 20 pounds on the bus and are currently deliberating catching a further night bus to lyon from paris! Nate is now signing off of reporting duties and Christina will be taking over once we cross the border. Thank you everyone for the support so far!
Jan. 20, 2020, 10:03 a.m. - 75 pounds*
Jan. 20, 2020, 10:02 a.m. - Team66: we successfully raised 65 pounds for a bus to paris this morning and we are looking for a bit more to potentially get a connection to Lyon! Heading out on a Flixbus to Paris right now
Jan. 20, 2020, 8:32 a.m. - Team66: we are at victoria station and we have decided its more likely that we get out by fundraising money or blagging for a bus than trying to hitchhike out of london! So we will see where this takes us. We are hoping to get across the channel in a single shot!
Jan. 20, 2020, 5:54 a.m. - woke up nice and early and are now on our way to see if we can blag a bus to France! Using what was leftover from our donations from yesterday, we are taking the underground to Victoria to find some buses
Jan. 19, 2020, 10:31 p.m. - settling down at Christina's lovely sister's place in canary wharf, going to bed now. Hoping to be out and about by 6
Jan. 19, 2020, 7:54 p.m. - Team 66 mothertruckers just got off the bus - people were lovely. Let us off at Wembley station in london. Going to hop on the jubilee line now to stay the night at Christina's sister's. We are using some of the 10 pounds donated towards our travels from the people who took us to sheffield
Jan. 19, 2020, 3:41 p.m. - Team 66 mothertruckers just got picked up in a private bus heading home to london
Jan. 19, 2020, 2:56 p.m. - mothertruckers got dropped off outside Sheffield at a service station - looking for another lift!
Jan. 19, 2020, 2:27 p.m. - Got picked up from weatherby on the way towards Sheffield down A1 with license plate.
Jan. 19, 2020, 1:33 p.m. - Team 66 mothertruckers got let off at weatherby service station near leeds by these nice ladies - looking for another lift!
Jan. 19, 2020, 12:28 p.m. - Team 66 picked up at motor station. Going south.
Jan. 19, 2020, 12:02 p.m. - Team 66 at new gas station on a1 dropped off by Terry
Jan. 19, 2020, 11:49 a.m. - Going from a petrol station in Newcastle onto a highway petrol station
Jan. 19, 2020, 11:40 a.m. - At gas station in newcastle
Jan. 19, 2020, 9:50 a.m. - Have a ride to Newcastle
Jan. 19, 2020, 8:54 a.m. - Team 66 and 50 got dropped off at the border at a McDonald's and morrisons gas station
Jan. 19, 2020, 7:59 a.m. - catching a ride from a gas station in edinburgh
Jan. 19, 2020, 6:38 a.m. - got dropped off on Edinburgh. So excited!