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30 Jul, 2009

Europe Part One: France & Belgium

Posted by: Scott In: The Rally

We arrived in Dunkirk, France approximately two hours later and decided to get moving towards our destination for the night: Brussels, Belgium. It wasn’t very far away, but we had a slight problem: we were supposed to travel with Rubiks Cube to their friend’s place in Brussels to stay the night. Rubiks Cube had no phone, so we couldn’t contact them. As I had the address and directions printed out, we decided to head out and hopefully meet up in Brussels.

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29 Jul, 2009

Launch Day

Posted by: Scott In: The Rally

The next morning we got up around 9:00AM, grabbed a bite to eat, and headed off to the Goodwood Motor Speedway. There we joined all of the other teams for a bit of pre-launch comradery, Mongolian music and wrestling performances, and assorted speeches. We met the Rally organizer, Tom, and also had a chat with some of the representatives of Mercy Corps, which we are raising donations for. We had a slight snafu when the organizers said that they hadn’t received our vehicle deposit yet–apparently the bank transfer two weeks earlier hadn’t gone through. I promised to check into it and re-send the money whenever possible and they kindly let us receive our entry packet.

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