It is 5.40 AM (4.40 central - I am learning guys!) and the Velkyal retinue, somehow "family" sounds strange when there are just the two of us, are safely across the Atlantic and now in Columbia, South Carolina. Uneventful flights thankfully, although the Chilean red wine for free was much appreciated, and then sitting around for couple of hours in immigration before getting my new status as a permanent resident of the USA, so different from the process in the Czech Republic of going to the Foreign Police and dealing with that particular bundle of joy - put it this way, I think Franz Kafka is the patron saint of Czech bureaucracy!
At the moment I am on one of my week long beer fasts, saying goodbye in Prague has seen a lot of beer consumed and so I decided to not drink from last Saturday until the very important celebration this Saturday, Mrs Velkyal and I's first wedding anniversary! Thus I have time to peruse the shops and see what beers I can find, and have already found the nearest place selling craft brew so a visit is most certainly in order. There is also something else happening on Saturday, but it slips my mind for the time being.