Breakfast with my sweetheart on Saturday, 25 May 2019 when I took off on this trip. The expectation is that we won't see one another again for three months. It ended being a somewhat tearful departure, and I had thoughts of tossing the whole idea right then. I love this wonderful woman with all my heart. I hope I come home a better man and better husband. I thank Gudrun from the bottom of my heart for her understanding and support of my crazy cycle tour ambitions.