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Europe Trip -Day 13 (2014- Blog 87)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014      12 comments

Winding down a really special trip. My father's health brought me back here and with my sister we have jointly created a wealth of memories of family, country sides and city scapes. Today we returned to paris on our last long train ride. T... Read more

Europe Trip - Day 12 (2014 - Blog 86)

Monday, March 31, 2014      11 comments

Wow - today was fantastic!! We rented bikes from a little place called Maison de Velo, right near the train station. The bikes are the first I have ever rented and loved! Usually bike places I have rented at have kind of dumpy bikes, but these w... Read more

Europe trip - Day 11 (2014 - Blog 86)

Monday, March 31, 2014      9 comments

A completely relaxing day! Walked through this charming town, visited several museums in a very leisurely fashion. The town's shops are mostly asleep on Sundays and as such the calm feel of the day was accentuated. We did not realize that this i... Read more

Europe trip - Day 10 (2014 - Blog 85)

Sunday, March 30, 2014      10 comments

Those of you in Europe already know how amazing your transportation system is. It really is well developed. Yesterday we just hopped on another train - the intercity one - from Paris to Normandy. They leave every hour or so and arrive hassle fr... Read more

Europe Trip - Days 7-8-9 (2014- blog 84)

Saturday, March 29, 2014      15 comments

Cannot believe that in just a few days we have gone from Germany to France to England and back to France again! Have visited my family in Germany then trotted off to London to visit more family in the span between blog 83 and 84! After our... Read more

Europe trip - Day 6 (2014 - blog #83)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014      13 comments

After a mistake of walking shoes yesterday, I was wiser and walked in my special jogging shoes. They are the ALTRA ZERO DROP shoes that changed my running life! I do not normally use them for anything but my runs, but this pair is at the end of ... Read more

Europe Trip Day 5 (2014- Blog #82)

Monday, March 24, 2014      10 comments

Still in Darmstadt... Getting used to the sounds of a completely different language today. Fortunately my sister speaks many languages and has lived here in Germany since 1981 and her daughter grew up here and speaks several languages as we... Read more

Europe Trip - Day 4 (2014- Blog #81

Sunday, March 23, 2014      16 comments

Although I am physically in a total different place today, my own physical activity was not as great as high as yesterday. Today we left the hotel early and found our ways to train station to begin our travels to Germany. I think I have said b... Read more

Europe Trip - Day 3 (2014- Blog #80)

Saturday, March 22, 2014      13 comments

Oh my feet are tired!!!! We walked early to our first museum...about 4 miles. Then we walked around go the most amazing museum of impressionist art - Museé d'orsay. That kind of walking kills me!! Too slow wreaks havoc on my back. Then aft... Read more

Europe Trip - Day 2 (2014- Blog #79)

Friday, March 21, 2014      14 comments

Have a longer blog later but quickly ... Did a 5k on the Paris streets this morning....lunch with my father and a very long walk on our way back to the hotel. Light breakfast, a nice hot croissant, light lunch, light dinner and a superb crepe ..... Read more

Europe Trip - Day 1 (2014- Blog #78)

Thursday, March 20, 2014      13 comments

Arrived.... Met up with my sister who flew in from San Francisco. I met my water goal and am off in a few minutes to walk and walk some more. Will touch base again when I get longer wifi access... ... Read more

Off to Europe... (2014- Blog #77)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014      14 comments

Well, tonight is the last night before I leave for Europe to see my father who is not well. I meet up with my two sisters - one who lives in Germany and one who lives in CA. The emotions are varied and I have put them on hold for now. Bags... Read more

Failure just IS... (2014 - Blog #76)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014      12 comments

Have been thinking about failure of late. So many quotes about failure that get us to consider failure for the teacher it is. “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ― Thomas Edison “Success is not fi... Read more

A SPARK DAY! (2014 - Blog #75)

Sunday, March 16, 2014      8 comments

As I mentioned yesterday, today was the Shamrock Run here in Portland. Rain predicted but it never really materialized. A few drizzling moments, but nothing much more than that. I met up with my two friends and their two daughters .. all d... Read more

40 Miles today (2014- Blog #74)

Sunday, March 16, 2014      8 comments

emoticon What a good day for riding. Everyone seemed to have had the same idea today. The great weather brought peo... Read more


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