Monday, we traveled back home from North Carolina. Our flight was later in the day. Before breakfast, I did a 2.5-mile run in Old Salem.
After driving the 1.5 hours to Raleigh, we had time to explore Forest Hill Park by hiking the more than 4-mile path on the peninsula.
Back home on Tuesday, I did my Tabata interval training, not on the indoor trainer this time, but outdoors. I rode a loop over Main Poland, North Poland, Bullet, Murray, Saban and Pine Hill.
Our three-week vacation to Europe started on Wednesday when we left Hartford, CT, for Munich in Germany with a redeye after a stopover in Detroit.
Our first stop was in Austria, where we arrived at our daughter Florence, , her husband Seppi, and our granddaughter Isabella on Thursday afternoon. In the afternoon, we went for a short walk with Isabella in the baby stroller.
Friday, I set up the Trek gravel bike that I have stored there with my Garmin Rally pedals. I went for a loop into the valley and via some back roads. A pleasant 16-mile loop. The weather had been cold and wet the last few weeks but was clearing up.
Our stay in Austria was short; the next day, we drove to Italy for our next stop, a visit to Venice. We had booked an Airbnb on a peninsula across the laguna from Venice. We arrived early before our check-in and walked along the pier to the lighthouse. After we had settled in the house, I took out the bike for a quick spin to check out some of the logistics for the next day: car parking and what ferry to take.
We spent all day Sunday in Venice visiting the sites.
Our golden ticket to see various parts of town was an all-day ferry pass, and we even had lunch on Lido.
We met with Mike, Sandra, Erin, and Mason for dinner. After, we took the ferry back to our Airbnb.
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