It's a beautiful spring day in NYC and we're finally here at the gate waiting to board our first of what will be 30+ flights. From here, we're off to Charlotte where we make our connection to Rio! Backpacks are packed and checked...Sara's weighing in at a lean 35 pounds, John's at a trim 33 (not a bad packing job for 2.5 months of travel if we do say so ourselves). We look forward to the adventures that lay ahead and will keep you updated from "the field"...Peace!!