Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Traveling after WOC

And we're out the other side! And WOC done - and I would say pretty darn successful for us both. There are of course disappointments, but it's important to think about the positives. If you want to read more about some of the racing, you can go on over to the Team USA Blog (starting here).

Ross went back to Uppsala to work (life of a PhD student) and I'm traveling for a week through northern Italy with Mom and Dad (life of a teacher). First, we stopped in Bolzano, and took the cable car up to Rennon, where we hiked to see the earth pyramids.

Awesome rocks balancing on the tops! How do they do that?!

Then we continued to Siusi, Italy for two nights. We took the gondola up to the plateau Alpe de Siusi, and rented mountain bikes! We thought that since it was called a plateau, it would be flat. It was most certainly not!

View from the apartment in Siusi

Almost up the first hill (we started down by those buildings)

Long downhill

Long uphill

Dad and I on another looong downhill :) Resting our hands (and the brakes!)
In the morning we went exploring to see the castle ruins on the hillside. I say exploring because we had the worst map ever made. Not to scale, not orientated, not legible!

Mom at the castle

Permanent story time along the trail! (Italian and German only)
Didn't want to leave there, but now that we are in Bellagio, Italy, we never want to leave here! We have a beautiful house, all to ourselves, with full access to their garden outside. Strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, lettuce, eggplants, peppers all picked from right outside our door.

View from my bedroom balcony of Lake Como
Evening sunset over the lake

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Earth pyramids
(like hoodoos in western US)

Vicariously enjoying your trip. :-)
Janet T