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1/31/2009 - Tim from Boston Congrats finally getting into and through Colombia! Hi guys, I stumbled onto your website in December and then waited to hear more once the van was shipped from Panama. I have to say, I was a bit concerned ... I'm glad you finally had a good trip through Colombia. My wife is Colombian, so I've been many times and I'm always curious to hear what others say. I travel to other areas of South America, so I'll be looking forward to hearing more about your travels. I might add, I'm also an Airstreamer, so I have a vested interest in details about border crossings, etc.
Keep on rolling, I'm envious!
1/17/2009 - Maria
Hi to both, Obviously I have not looked at messages in long time. Did not know it was your 40th birthday, Jimmy....I remember your 21st even if you dont!!!!! Hope you had a memorable time and drank the night away... Oh! that's right,,, not able to drink as much as you used to/not able to hold your drink as much as you used to...whichever!!!! Well, christmas & new year are over now and you're back on the road so keep the diary going and looking forward to hearing more!!!! Enjoy and talk soon.....
1/11/2009 - bog hi guys just looked at pics , dont kno how u 2 will ever settle back 2 "normal life "glad 2 c francie is reading at last,perhaps ye could leave him a note not 2 chew up hotel room doors while ye r out. did,nt read blog but u 2 looked like parents sending their child down for surgery putting francie on the plane . hope u r reunited with the guzzler soon and a change of underwear !!!!!luv bog
12/8/2008 - Bryan Jimmy/Sheila Just to wish you both a very safe and Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. Love from all the Mullen Clan. Chi Town 08'
12/8/2008 - bog hi jay sounds like u had a blast for ur 40th , dont u b doen any of that salsa dancing when u get back on solid ground !! I was dissapointed u didnt get my txt on the day and was waiten 2 hear bak from u ,funny it arriver on 8th and then we could txt back and forth . signals I guess. I know julie txt u also as she txt me for mumber , so now guess uv had loads of txt,s that will reach u well into ur 40ies. keep safe love u ,bog, ps it was so nice to see the birthday wishes from the home boy,s .
12/7/2008 - Declan Hey Jimmy, happy bithday, enjoy some sun and cerveza today, beats a cold frigid Chicago, good luck, Declan
12/7/2008 - Brian Happy 40th Birthday Jimmy,alot of 40th b-days coming up,we'll have a few pints in your honour back here.Looks like yeir having a blast,it's been cold here,so enjoy the sun for all of us.Regards from the lads,Colm,Niall,Fin etc,chat ye soon,travel safe.Brian...
12/6/2008 - David Hi Jimmy & Sheila - A quick note to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY James. If its anything like my 40th, you should re-surface in a couple of days. Have a wonderful day/night and enjoy it. All the best. - PS Sorry I missed your 30th Sheila but I'm sure you had a great time.
12/3/2008 - julie Hi guys hope this goes through because it didnt work the last time. Hope the two of you are doing good. Jimmy youre going to be the big 40 well what better way to spend it than on the road travelling you'll remember the fun you had forever. I spent my 30th in New Zealand with my house mates who were all South American and various other travellers and had the best birthday ever they even made me a Kiwi pinata full of sweets. You'll have some craic because if there is one thing I learned from living with 11 South American lads its that they know how to party. Nana Peg was down today she's in good form and mam and dad were asking for ye and send their love. Anyway cant believe youre going to be 40 Jimmy have a fantastic birthday. Talk to you soon and sorry its taken so long. Remember keep it country. Love ye Jules xxxxx
12/3/2008 - bog Hi guys really enjoyen the pic,s and blog , sheila ,brian Mc,NAIR needs 2 up the antie r the tullamore tribune will be offering u a big overseas contract,big money there. You 2 look great, but have 2 say ,Jimmy u dont look like a man in the last 3 days of his 30IES. Feel so bad I cant send the big 40 card but not 2 worry they will come 2 u ,there is no getten away from it .Keep on trucken in ur 30ies for the next few days . will try contact u via mobile on sun but if i dont make contact please know we will celebrate your 40th and u will be in our thoughts all day . HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY JIMMY , and you were,nt adopted .love you bog xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
11/30/2008 - janet hi guys ... hope all is well we had a lovely thanksgiving at a friends house did not have to cook ... did not miss that however i did miss the lovely turkey smell ... not the same as many years ago when we fell to bed oh how times change now only a couple of weeks to christmas i will be cooking ... weather still good here proberly in the 80s made eleanor go on a 3m walk with me today and made the whole family go to latin mass eliza screamed at me why go to a latin mass she cannot understand it i replied what is the difference when you go to english mass you do not listen anyway tony gone out for a beer hope all is well talk soon love janet tony eleanor and eliza
11/19/2008 I hope that you get this e-mail as all the training that you gave me does not seem to have made it any easier!!!! Hope you are all keeping well. Heard it through the grapevine that Francy took ill! I see from the photo that all is now well... This is a test and once I will get the hang of it, I'll start serious writing. Keep trucking!!( or in your case,Vanning!!) Love Maria XXX
11/10/2008 sorry i missed your call sunday but i had to work and didn't get ur message till late. alls well here, liam o got his first shiner the other day and looks like a real bruiser now. i'm sure erin will post a photo on her facebook page. where will you be for ur 40th? hows about xmas?great photos, looks like you've enjoyed a taco or two!! stay out of trouble, looks like yer having a great time. bears are lookin decent this year and may suprise a few come playoff time. birr are going strong at home in the hurling, they beat a dublin side well yesterday. liverpool looking good for a title at last, but chelsea are topping the table with them. calzaghe beat the crap out of roy jones jnr sat night in a pointless matchup. latest obama joke...how can 1 black man be expected to run the white house when 15 blacks cant even run a white castle? chat u later liam
11/10/2008 have been looking at the pictures they are great .i didnt get your text until it was too late .i went on anyway and got janet she could hear and see me .i could not hear or see her so she just typed .she had no webcam so she is getting one a.s.a.p.sorry i missed you .jimmy i hope you are keeping well .we are fine nothing important to say for now .peggy .
11/10/2008 have just been reading all about todos santos .what an experience it looks as if ye had the time of your lives .ye will have some fab memories .good luck on your next venture i hope it is as exciting as the last one .peggy
11/5/2008 Hi there Had a quick look at the website, have to say that I am very impressed, looks like ye put a lot of work into it. Thanks for your great company up in todos santos, watching father ted was something else. I dont have many of my south america photos up yet, but I have tonnes from Asia and Oz, there at http://www.flickr.com/photos/paddybannon301/ Hope the rest of the travelling goes well and we'll be in touch again soon. Paddy and Mairead
10/31/2008 jimmy sheila i was sorry the line was so bad thursday but it was good to hear from you .we are getting ready for halloween tonighr i am sure we will have loads of foxes at the door you know what i mean .we will enjoy it anyway take care .h0pe the guzzler keeps going .bye . peggy.
10/23/2008 95hi guys holy cow i cannot beleive it has been so long since i have been on here. busy busy busy. if i could only get my hands on that women liber that runed it for me.i had 3 kids in the car today and eliza said gosh your neighbourhood has all the flags out for mccain and one for obama they asked who will i vote for and i replied well i do not know mcain is going to do the same as bush and i am affraid of what obama might do they asked what did bush do i replied nothing good. weather cooling down here i think it was 95f today. kids looking forward to hallow een eliza says its her favourite holiday . ok too lazy to go upstairs to look at the tee-shirt to see exact verbage on it hope all is well talk soon love to all janet
10/20/2008 Hi sheila and Jimmy, hope ye are enjoying your time in Mexico, hard to believe its over a month since Italy. Your Pics look well, and very easy to view. Thinking of Dad today, birthday and all. Thanks for your message at the weekend, didn't respond because of phone etc. Delighted to have all exams and projects finished, graduating this Friday, looking forward to the day out. Can't believe I did so well with all that happened this year.Getting ready to get back to work, will get me into a routine again, needed in itself. Take care, travel safe and talk to ye soon All the Best B & A.
10/20/2008 hi hope all is well glad francie is doing ok i dont think he will be so friendly with other dogs from now on .he will remember the last one . peggy 10/17/2008 hi guys , well we were happy to hear francy has recovered well from the attack . we were worries especially when ye had camped outside the vets office for the second night , ye did the right thing . TG the infection cleared up ok and did'nt get into his blood. mexico city sounds fab but be carefull and keep safe ,lots of love bog xxxxx
September 2008 9/1/2008 - fleadh coel hi guys we,r a week back from ireland now and still suffering jet lag or rather the lack of an early night to bed for almost 2 weeks , the craic was mighty tony, ja ,david , john , denise,maria , louisa , julie, and george were on a mission to keep us up all night every night ,we had some great laughs . met peggy dourley in town on sun and she looks like a spring chicken ,full of buzz and looking forward to the big get together for the wedding , have a ball . tony met brian cown and we all went to the forristers hall for a big sing song ,cece eleanor ,eliza and gemma deegan danced .brian and tony sang a few songs ,another great night . tony looked really smart after haven left his suit case on the landing of his house in arizona , he sported freddy mc dermotts short sleev shirts while wearing tom bradys pants with a big belt . he broke his glasses but once we all tilted our heads he looked fine.the kids had a ball and want to move to ireland to live . thats all for now , love bog keep safe and in touch xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
August 2008 8/11/2008 - Chat Chat Well Sheila & Jimmy, Following your trip with interest.delighted to see your trip unfold into new and exciting experiences. Getting prepared for the Italian experience, trying to get the aul' leg back in order. Keep safe and enjoy your travels and see your in Italy. All the best B & A. 8/4/2008 - I had halibut tacos in your honor today. K
July, 2008 7/31/2008 - something fishy hi guys, cece and i just in after seeing momma mia the movie , totally brill ,anyone who has not seen it must.whats top summer chart hit where u are ? here its, "all summer long" by kid rock ,if uv not heard it ck it out on internet its really catchy and playen all over the place here,it might be so last summer there but rem our summer just started last wed. would b a great song to remind u of your travels , if uv not heard it do ck it out ,about the big fish ? who caught them for ye?jimmy the fish? robbie keane played his first game for liverpool last night ,they lost.anyone else out there with any news ? bart where are u? thats all from me for now will keep in touch ,keep safe god bless,love ye ,bog and sproggs xxxxxxxxxx
7/31/2008 - something fishy hey bog, We seriously caught that fish, we are not messing. Every since we caught them we have been eating fish curry, fish tacos, battered fish, fish burgers, fish stew and then we started trading it for deer bolognese from Germany, bag of clams, steak dinner, fish eggs for bait. Jimmy asked the last campground if they would accept halibut for payment. Janet you have to let us in on this tee shirt about the teeseach. take care sheila, jimmy and francie
7/30/2008 - i want some halibut go on then ja what is it , could it b "i fess up i am the bell ringer at the cat and bagpipes 2 miles north of Clara ,i have a garda record , i am brian cowen ur countrys leader? bog
7/30/2008 from janet hi jimmy and sheila we have finialy moved renters move into our old house tomorrow i would have loved the halibut that is my favourite fish ah ah ah it sounds like alaska a definate place to visit tony always wanted to go he has worked so hard with the move unfortunatly he will not be shipped there we are keeping him give me an idea what it would have cost me to have you ship the fish to me and any other cost that might have occured ? might be something cost affective i might do definitly when you get to chili dont hestitate to contact me about the wine hope all is well i bet ollie does nt have the most sought after tee shirt in town, actually in ireland if you are a brian cowen fan ! my tony does question : what tee shirt am i talking about?"
7/30/2008 Hey guys - we love your great big halibuts. They're so great. and big. Kathy Jeff & Sophie 7/29/2008 well summer is offically here, 2 sunny days in a row ,the kids finished school on wed afternoon and we had our olimpic swimming pool out today , we even had a bbq this evening.its so nice 2 have a bit of sunshine , just been looking up a couple of nights camping in wales. we go to ireland on 13th aug for 2 weeks. daddy has changed mammys mind about getting a dog so im not sure if i should just turn up with one.me and the dog might get run.any how no more news from sunny liverpool,keep safe God bless ,love bog and sproggsxxxxxxxxxxx 7/15/2008 - Hi Sheila and Jimmy
here in Jervis st showing mammy all the photos, have to come to the big smoke to do this. Ciara was at the hospital today and is doing great thank God. Mammy made a big purchase on a pair of shoes for the wedding and a matching handbag no less! Gone bonkers altogether and a recession on here too!!!!! She doesn't give a shite about Brian Cowan and his running the country into poverty! He is visiting the big apple today and Ollie is meeting him apparently. Hope all going well. Will be in touch soon. De family. x
7/9/2008 - Hello from Inuvik...
Hi Sheila & Jimmy I was so surprised to hear from you both. I'm glad your doin ok and already in Alaska. Your so lucky to be traveling and seeing the world. I wish I thought of doing that before getting married, before settling down. I love everyhting about our lives and to think back on the years, I wouldn't change it. Me & Eric have 2 boys and we're happy and that is all we need.
I'm glad I met you both. I missed you at the bbq though. I hope you'll make another visit to Inuvik again. I like your web page it's so cool. You can see my profile on bebo.com
I pray god will keep you safe on your travels & take care. your friend Louise
6/20/2008 hi jimmy and sheila hope all is well nice and hot her is az 113to day should be good for sunbathing tony doing good gone to work someone has to girls off to dance at nationals next week in nashville should be fun talk to you soon how is the price of gas 4.13 a gallon here in phoenix love janet and beauties 6/23/2008 Sheila and Jimmy, please stop downloading screensavers from the web and posting them on your boring website. XXX Tra & Joe farting in the bathtub 6/20/2008 - conas a ta tu hijimmy and sheila hope all is well. nice and sunny here in phoenix 113deg here today should be hot enough to sunbath tony is in good form gone to work someone has to girls doing great off to dance at the nationals in nashville next week should be fun how the price of gas it is 4.13here in phoenix talk soon love janet and the beauties 6/20/2008 - The mating season. There's a fine looking furry mountain goat in one of those pictures,was Francie aroused ?(great pics).Looks like the trip is getting very interesting,enjoy and travel safe. Brian. 6/10/2008 u 2 look great, pics fab , francie looks slim , bears look friendly ,u should have tried to get into pic jimmy, at least on ur side of the road , sheila did u make a few bob busking in the school . keep safe xxbog and sprogs 6/2/2008 Just Testing. Sheila. 6/2/2008 Hi it's cece this one is for Francy. Francy you looked so cute on photo with Jimy and sheila where you where in the middle panting and smiling. I wish i had dog like you.Hope the weather gets better. LOVE FROM CECILIA.
5/22/2008 RE: Broken Pledge - We won in Detroit a couple of weeks ago. Hope you are doing well Tommy
5/20/2008 happy 30th sheila, hope all is well. jim corcoran won the johno jimmy, i couldn't think of it the other day, i have to agree with bog and the photo opp...it wouldn't have been the first bear you lay down beside!! sorry.. i couldn't help myself. chat ye later liam
5/17/2008 well lad's , ur travel log makes great reading, jimmy u missed a great photo opp there with the bear,he was asleep after all!!!!a quick flash and legged it, he'd never have caught up with ye.watch out u dont leave any garbage out over night incase the bears come a visiting. happy travels xxbog.
5/15/2008 Hey dudes, only seeing your page now as I cant get it in school(booh to censorship)loving the cover picture its great! What about the "Geishal Guzzler"?? I'm sure Jimmy you'll approve of that name! Keep on trucking you 2.... Tim
5/5/2008 hi guys, the pics r fab, francie looks knackered , the pics r great at the top of the 5 hour hike that should have taken an hour and a half!!!!keep safe luv bog
5/2/2008 Hi all had a great time at home weather was great and meet up with a crazy bunch in the trap i think they were just let out for the night , Joe love the pants. Would the guzzler refer to GAS or BEER Martin Bracken
4/30/2008 all very quiet here in lpool , gutted ,as the kids say ,game just over ,we,r out, score 4 -2 should av been pen for hypia .come on chelsea , john mcD,might be needen ur help er . any mam united fans out there ? bog
4/24/2008 It's nice in Chicago today, about 74 and sunny, where are you today? What's goin on? What'd you have for dinner last night? Liz
I'd go with The Offaly Rover - stay out of those bog holes, the feckers
disguise them out there by filling them in with sand!!!!!!!!!!
Glad u feeling better Shilly, Ber on the mend too (that'll teach him to
take on a bigger bull than himself!!!!!!) and weather improving here so
not bad. Enjoying the updates, Safe driving xx M.
miram 4/22/2008 av u 2 been abducted ? havent heard from u in a while . r ye still together ? has francie stormed out yet ? anyway happy travels keep in luv bog and sprogs. bog 4/22/2008 Offaly Rover as in: Song, easy on the ear, a dog in a place in Ireland or "Rover" type of old fashion Jeep WELL CAPABLE OF DRIVING OUT OF SAND!!!!!!!!!. GUZZLER as in: drinks more than required or Guzzler, attracted to SINKING!!!!. Can I Suggest HUMMER!! Joe
4/22/2008 Hummer, huh? - dunno if we need to see any pictures ... Kathy
4/21/2008 Guzzler for sure,given everyones thirst,Francie's,Wanderly Wagon's,not to mention the drivers,any MGD on board ?. Safe trip... Brian
4/11/2008 The Guzzlling rover ...lets confuse issues. Safe trip love to both of ye Avril
4/8/2008 Oops, this is a NAME! Thought you'd decided to switch vehicles.... GREAT site! Lorraine
4/8/2008 Would the pup be happier in the guzzler??? If he's happy, then you can relax.... :-) Lorraine
4/7/2008 not sure we'r getten the full hit ?who came up with the Guzzler? r vote has to b the offaly rover , good on u bart i was going to say that .xxbog