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July 1

FRANCE | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [533]

July 1 Saturday Rigney Usse to Saumur We slept like lambs just as Catherine (our telephone interpreter) predicted. It was so nice to sleep in a bed with a real pillow, sheets and comforter. This was definitely a step up from the Muncipal Campground.... Read more >

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June 30 Stop THIEF!!!!

FRANCE | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [1222] | Comments [3]

6/30: STOP THIEF! (Now, how do you say that in french) At around 0330 this morning we were returning from the bathroom, "Sherry, I think we're missing some clothes." Sure enough, four of Jon's shirts and a pair of my shorts were taken ... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies


June 27 and 28

FRANCE | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [606]

June 28 - Wednesday France We've been travelling for over 24 hours. We left Levanto yesterday on a 0741 train. The day before we had asked the travel agent who also had internet service that we had been using while in town if she could help us plan ... Read more >

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June 29

FRANCE | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [349]

June 29 - Thursday Tours to Rigney Usse We left a little later than planned but still made good time with packing up. After the last of our Italian food was gone: Wasa crackers, peanuts, and jam we headed out for the bike path to Villandry. It ... Read more >

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June 25 and 26

ITALY | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [657]

June 25 and 26 - Sunday and Monday Cinque Terra We left before 0800 for the trailhead in Monterossa to hike over to Vernazza. The brochure said it would take an hour and a half - no problem. I must have walked up, oh, about a million steps along the ... Read more >

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June 24

ITALY | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [585] | Comments [2]

June 24 - Saturday Riomaggiore and Manarola We got up early to catch the train to Riomaggiore in hopes of beating the heat and the crowds. These were the most southerly towns of the Cinque Terra. A short walk to the train station and train ride later ... Read more >

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June 23

ITALY | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [1414]

June 23, Friday Levanto/Monterossa We stopped by the information booth to find out where the trailhead to Monterossa was - it was a free trail unlike the now toll trail that you have to pay to hike between the Cinque Terra towns (3.00/day). It was ... Read more >

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June 22

ITALY | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [523]

June 22 Thursday Levanto We were out of hotel Parma by 0900 not feeling a need to linger in the city when the Cinque Terra was so close. We got on the train without too much trouble - we're getting better at this. Again we were the only two bikes ... Read more >

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June 21

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 | Views [331] | Comments [1]

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June 19 and 20

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 | Views [592]

  June 19 and 20 Pisa 84 kilometers We really put the kilometers on our bikes today! We were up at about 0430 and left Florence by about 0630. It took us a while to get out of the city and we ended losing some time ... Read more >

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June 18th

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 | Views [515] | Comments [1]

  Sunday June 18th+ Florence We got up around 0700- it was already getting warm. We went up the the bar where it was cooler to eat breakfast and check the times for the train departure and cost to get near Assisi. By the time we ... Read more >

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June 17th

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 | Views [666] | Comments [2]

  Saturday June 17th+ Florence Lots of walking/hiking around the city One thing I wanted to back track on was our last night in Assisi we met a guy our age from New Zealand who was also using the internet. Jon got to talking ... Read more >

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Gallery: Cinque Terre

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Pisa

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Pictures from Pisa
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June 16th

ITALY | Sunday, 18 Jun 2006 | Views [639] | Comments [1]

Note:  I skipped a day because the PDA isn't saving/experiencing technical difficulties so I had to type the whole thing all over again.  Sorry about all typos Friday June 16th+<up early to catch a 0937 train to Florence we packed up and rode downhill ... Read more >

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Gallery: To/At Assisi

ITALY | Friday, 16 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery


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June 14th

ITALY | Friday, 16 Jun 2006 | Views [379]

Wednesday, June 14th   We got a relatively early start and were into town before 0800 so we sat at a cafe , I had a cappucino   while Jon munched on a pastry we picked up at the local market.   After watching the town start it day - parents ... Read more >

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June 13th

ITALY | Friday, 16 Jun 2006 | Views [659] | Comments [2]

Tuesday June 13 About 35 kilometers   A short ride from Bevagna to Assisi.   We walked the 15% grade hill up to the main road to get out of town and decided to take an alternate route that would prolong the down hill but still get us going ... Read more >

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Gallery: Bevagna

ITALY | Friday, 16 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Killer hill and free olive oil
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Bevagna

ITALY | Friday, 16 Jun 2006 | Views [462] | Comments [1]

Monday June 12 63 kilometers. It's hard to keep track of the days which is why we're trying hard to keep up with our journals. I went nearly the entire day thinking it was Tuesday. We discussed the idea of not journalling every day but something ... Read more >

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Viterbo Day 2

ITALY | Friday, 16 Jun 2006 | Views [560]

June 11 Sunday + 48 kilometers We had our last breakfast at the Hotel Roma, which we totally recommend. The staff are courteous, the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable (and we're not just saying that because we've been sleeping on the ground ... Read more >

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Viterbo day 1

ITALY | Friday, 16 Jun 2006 | Views [628] | Comments [1]

June 10 - Saturday+ Happy Anniversary mom and dad! We slept like babies. What a treat to sleep in a bed, on real pillows, clean sheets, bathroom right in our room and breakfast was included! It came with a traditional European breakfast: cappucino, ... Read more >

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Gallery: We're Going In (inland that is)...

ITALY | Wednesday, 14 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Along the Med.

ITALY | Wednesday, 14 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Rome Day 3

ITALY | Wednesday, 14 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Making our way to the Mediterranean
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