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  1. #1
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    Feb 2005
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    Our Italian Adventure begins

    No cycling involved, but still an adventure. Flights went well, we arrived in Milan at 6.30 AM. Got the rental car and headed for our apt. In Torino, about 1 hr 20 min. away. Freeway seemed very quiet; we know it's vacation time, but when we got here, it was apparent it was a major holiday. Nothing was open. Walked around and found a cafe, had coffee, and went to get in the car. It was dead and burning up. After some nice people tried to help us, the apt. owner and his wife came and saved us. They helped us get a tow truck, deal with the agency, and drove us to the Torino airport to get a new car.
    By later, restaurants were open, so we did have a nice lunch and dinner. Just survived grocery shopping as an illiterate. Not a good feeling, but people are patient with the few words of Italian I know.
    Off to have more coffee and shop. Hiking tomorrow
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Uncanny Valley
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    Have fun! I'm jealous!
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2012
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    Houston
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    Re: Our Italian Adventure begins

    Enjoy! Sounds like a great vacation.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Central Indiana
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    Have a great time, Crankin! Be sure to share some photos when you return!
    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

    --Mary Anne Radmacher

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Michigan
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    OMG sooo jealous. I am part Italian and dream of going to Italy one day. Please, please, please post photos--looking forward to hearing/seeing some more of the trip.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    northern Virginia
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    Have fun!!!

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    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Concord, MA
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    Posting photos might have to wait until I am home. The Internet in our apt. is slow.
    We spent all day yesterday eating, walking, and went to the palace royale and the archeological museum. Much more is open as far as stores go, although some small shops and many cafes are shut. Had 2 fantastic Piedemont style meals and the bottoms of my feet feel the walking.
    Today we ate going to do the cog railway in a city park, with great views at the top, and then hike down. Tomorrow we are visiting all day with someone who works for DH here, up at their vacation home in the Alps, about an hour away. Monday is wine touring.
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    2011 Guru Praemio
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