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From Paul & Jackie - Sunday, 20th May 2007, 01:13 (GMT)
So glad to see that you guys are having a great time!! We are enjoying your journal entries and the pictures. Thanks for keeping us up to date.
PS-We loved your outfits from the Derby, especially Rachel's hat. Have a great time and keep writing and posting pictures so we can continue to live our live vicariously through your travels. pk & jk
Paul and Jackie,
What's up guys? Thanks for checking the site and we got the other email too! Pretty cool! Keep us posted on the voyage you two are on. We are just as interested. Heard you had a good time at the Wine Fest. Please keep the emails coming.
Take Care,
Pete and Rach
From Lee - Tuesday, 29th May 2007, 22:03 (GMT)
Hello, Traveling Loikos,
Your journal is both fun and inspiring. Mike and I will be adding some of your sites to our list of places to go and things to do. You've already run the gamut--from outer space to Elvis (or perhaps that is the same thing.)
You're entertaining all those of us who haven't taken to the road except in our minds and we appreciate it. From those left behind, we salute and encourage you and look forward to the next wpisode in the saga.
Thanks for keeping up. We can hear your and Mike's footsteps coming up behind us. There is plenty in store for the both of you. What a great country we live in. We are truly stopping to take it in and appreciate it. We have no plans of slowing down on the site and would love to hear from you again...especially after you hit the highway. We need to hear of some good spots too! Congratulations on your upcoming retirement and enjoy.
Pete and Rach
From Brian and Dawn - Tuesday, 29th May 2007, 18:27 (GMT)
Hey travelers,
We leave for our trip on Thursday, May 31st. We just wanted to give you the blog info in case you are bored with 400 years of history here and want to check in with the 4000 years of history in China. Glad you both are having fun!
We know you have both waited a long time for this and we can't tell you how happy we are to hear that it is finally happening! Savor and enjoy every moment of this special trip. We would love to see pictures and hear the stories. (Rach has been bugging me to take a trip to China.) Safe travels and please keep in touch.
Pete and Rach
From Misti - Sunday, 5th August 2007, 07:21 (GMT)
All I can say is I am SO JEALOUS!! I am so proud of you guys for taking this time and it making the absolute most of it and of course of Rachi for camping! The pictures are amazing and I love every caption - the poetic and the comical. Can't wait to see you . . . Misti
Hey Mist, Juan, Lyla and Elisa,
Auntie Rach and Uncle Pete had a fabulous time yesterday. Thanks for the great company and awesome dinner. Hope we didn't keep you up too late. Let's get together again soon,
Lot's of love,
Rach and Pete
From erika - Tuesday, 24th July 2007, 02:20 (GMT)
Rach & Pete,

Zubie told me about your site... so fun! Are you headed to SF, would be great to see you!

Thanks for checking in. We will be there next weekend and we should meet up on Monday for drinks and time to catch up. Take care!
Pete and Rach
From Krissy and Kevin - Saturday, 12th May 2007, 01:12 (GMT)
We need you to come home because we forget the rules to Hawaiian Rummy...Just Kidding. Hope your trip is going well. Don't forget about us poor working stiffs slaving away for the man. :) Cheers
Great to hear from you guys! Hope all is well in Charlotte. So far, so good here. Please don't forget to water the plants that we don't have in the house. That Costa Rica stuff is there too. Stay in touch, and we'll talk to you soon.
Pete and Rach
From banger - Wednesday, 6th June 2007, 00:48 (GMT)
one tip for you, just follow the moon, you'll find least this is what a wise man told me once told me. looking forward to seeing you guys on the left coast.

Banger and Family,
Thanks for the call. We are looking forward to seeing you guys and catching up with Maya. I don't know how wise that man was. I think he fell asleep with his feet in a fire and then went and got cleaned up in the women's bathroom the next morning. Thank God that was a long time two weeks.
See you soon.
Pete and Rach
From Tara Sears - Tuesday, 1st May 2007, 17:21 (GMT)
So excited for you guys and jealous of your new lifestyle. Have a great adventure together! We are gonna miss you at WSOC Peter~
You're one of the good ones. Stay that way. I miss the people and we are looking forward to this new...all of sudden scary advernture. Please stay in touch.
From John Simmons - Wednesday, 2nd May 2007, 12:45 (GMT)
have fun at the Derby! We miss you already Peter.
I miss the insanity already a bit too. The Derby was a blast! And we're already looking forward to going next year. Stay in touch and we'll talk to you soon from the road. Say hello to Heahter and Conner.
From Kierstin Boujlil - Tuesday, 8th May 2007, 16:24 (GMT)
How cool! You guys looked like you had a blast....LOVE your dress and hat, Rachel :) Have a safe trip on your next journey....
Take care,
Great to hear from you and thanks for checking out the site! We are in Charleston today and hit the road to the next stop tomorrow. I hope you and the family are well. Stay in touch, and again thanks for checking in.
From Laura Hollis Starnes - Thursday, 10th May 2007, 19:48 (GMT)
Okay...come back to Charlotte and pick me and Elvis up! We have cash! You both look so happy...enjoy the journey! xoxo Laura
Where can you meet us? We need the money after losing at the Derby. Let us know how much money you have...maybe we can work something out!

Take and stay in touch...Peter
From Jen - Saturday, 12th May 2007, 23:11 (GMT)
Hey guys looks like you're having fun already. I hope you'll be able to do it for 6 more months!!
Yeah thats rough!!
Love & miss you,
The Fuchs Fams
Can't tell you how much we miss your family. It's nice to get your note. We're doing okay so far. It's hard to believe the Derby was just last week. We are finding ways to make things work and we'll make it.
Love and miss you all.

From Amy Brueckner - Sunday, 13th May 2007, 15:44 (GMT)
I love the pictures! It looks like you guys are really enjoying yourselves. I am SURE it beats being at the office! Can't wait until you make it to Kansas. Love, Amy B.
Amy, thanks so much for leaving a's great to share it with friends. What office??
We can't wait to see you and the BIG kids. Please keep in touch, and we'll see you in a few weeks!
Pete and Rach
From Hunter Morrison - Tuesday, 15th May 2007, 11:45 (GMT)
Wow, all the pictures look great. You two "sound" great. From the Derby to the top of the Tybee lighthouse I wish I was in your shoes. Pete, good to hear back from you yesterday and I look forwad to following you all around the country. Take care, Hunter

P.S. How's the car running?
It was great to hear from you. The car, or your true interest, is doing well. We feel good and we're really learning how much friends and family mean to us. Please keep the emails coming. Say hello to Sarah. We'll talk soon.
Pete and Rach
From Mom & Pops - Tuesday, 15th May 2007, 12:38 (GMT)
Glad that you are safe and wanted to let you know we are waiting for the "having a great time wish you were here message" are bags are packed and ready to go!

Love you and miss you
Mom and Pops
If I could write with my heart, it would be so much easier to tell you what you mean to us. Did someone say Yellowstone?
From Paul Briggs - Tuesday, 15th May 2007, 17:13 (GMT)
I am already vicariously relaxed. I've never been to St. Augustine...but now I have to go. Keep the pictures and stories coming...and enjoy your journey. In regards to missing you Pete...Pete? Pete who? :)
It's really nice to hear from you. I hope you and the family are well. Thanks for keeping up, it helps keep us connected. You have to take your kids to the Kennedy Space Center. Rach is going to post the story and pictures. In a word...awesome! Take care of yourself and we'll talk soon.
Pete and Rach
From sergio and Caro - Wednesday, 16th May 2007, 14:51 (GMT)
hi friends im glad you went to san Augustine, the first founded city in the states. Very Spanish like most of our towns in Colombia. Beautiful.
Keep us update but donít forget to have fun first. Many hugs from Caro and I.
Serge and Caro,
We have to make that trip to Columbia next year. I would love to see it..especially after seeing St. Augustine. Thanks for all you have done over the years and don't worry about the fun, we're covered.
Take care, Pete and Rach
From Chuck - Wednesday, 16th May 2007, 19:45 (GMT)
Vicarious journies are the heat...especially easy on the wallet! Glad you both are doing so well.

Enjoy your great times! We were in Charleston over the weekend too bad we didnt run across each other... that would have been a classic!

Take care, safe travels.
That would have been really nice to have run into you guys. I hope your trip was great! We are adapting to the life style and looking forward to more mind opening adventure. The very best to you and your wife. Please keep in touch. We had some laughs.
Pete and Rach
From Sam Byers - Thursday, 17th May 2007, 13:21 (GMT)
I am green with envy over your trip to the Space Center! Looking forward to living vicariously through you guys for the next 6 months...have a great time!
The Space Center was such a surprise. It is amazing and puts new perspective on the theory of exploration for mankind. Thanks for the email and we look forward to keeping in contact over the coming months as well!
Take care,
Pete and Rach
From Judd - Friday, 18th May 2007, 13:21 (GMT)
Wow! It sounds like you two are having a ball. We likely passed one another on I-95 Sunday, as we headed back home after being in Daytona Beach last weekend. Aren't those fires down there terrible? Anyway, your site is interesting to look at, and follow. It is the first time that I've logged on. Take care, and safe travels!
Big man. Thanks for checking out the site. We did pass you guys. I waved. You just kept driving. I hope Lisa and the kids are doing well. Keep selling. You are the only salesperson I know who will not take no for an answer. Carry on good man.
Pete and Rach
From Erika - Saturday, 19th May 2007, 00:02 (GMT)
It was great to see you in Miami! I am so excited to hear about the rest of your trip and would love to meet you along the way if possible!
It was awesome to hang with you guys. Thanks for putting us up. Daniel really took good care of us too. Keep us posted on the house. We really want to see how the progress is going. If it's finished on time, we may just have to extend the trip! Safe business travels and let's see if we are in the same place at anytime to catch up.
Love you guys,
Pete and Rach
From Byron - Monday, 21st May 2007, 19:10 (GMT)
Hey Peter....A client of mine was interested in speaking with you. Hope things are well and it sounds like you are having the time of your life! A very great time! Enjoy....Byron
Things are going well. We are learning how to live on the road. Each day brings a new challenge, but nothing we couldn't far. I will be happy to talk to your client. You have my number. The best to you and the girls and thanks for taking the time to check out the site!
Pete and Rach
From KAREN - Tuesday, 22nd May 2007, 15:36 (GMT)
What is up?! We are happy to hear from you and I am happy you left a message and didn't ask me where the tape was. We are doing our very best to live it up and be safe and the same time. Great to hear from you and say hello to everyone in traffic.
Pete and Rach
From Brent - Tuesday, 22nd May 2007, 15:39 (GMT)
Hi Pete and Rachel,
Looking forward to seeing you. Here are some links. The first three are all downtown, in the same area.

This one is about 10 miles from my house.

You decide what you want to see and if you have some special interest, let me know.

I'm free all day Wednesday until a meeting at 5:30, downtown at the university. Thursday I have to be at the art museum at 9AM, for about an hour. The art museum is downtown, so maybe we could start off from there?
Free all day Friday. The symphony is playing in the park Friday evening, if you're interested in that.

Here's a B&B downtown

Have a new cell number 205-441-3855

Thanks so much for everything you provided for us. We truly enjoyed the company and we have a whole new opinion about Alabama. What a great time!
Call us when we can return the favor.
Pete and Rach
From Loretts - Tuesday, 22nd May 2007, 17:27 (GMT)
Well, I was beginning to worry, I needed my Rachy and PB fix.

Drive careful and looking forward to the new pictures.

Loretts and Popsi,
We finally have some time to breathe and we're doing laundry, re packing, making calls and just over all catching up. Now we have a mega update!
Much Love,
Pete and Rach