|biking on art on the legacy bike trail|
I loved meeting and visiting with the Germans. I had already met a couple of them during my bike ride across the northern coast of Germany in 2005. One of the wonderful ladies I met is a marathon runner and we have decided to run a European marathon together next year :) Perhaps Berlin!?
Each day there was a scheduled bike ride. I missed a couple of the rides because of a day trip or laziness, but when I did ride, I had a wonderful time. Weather was perfect in the 70's/80's. The distance I biked ranged from 20-58 miles per day. I also squeezed in a couple fun runs.
We stayed with some of my parent's best friends (who really are like family to me) in their beautiful home. Thanks S&G!!
Here are a few highlights from the trip (and we can't forget THIS fabulous place too):
|biking along Casey Key...close to Stephen King's home!|
|hanging with a new Manatee friend|
|hanging with a 2nd manatee friend!!|
|Tappan and I at one of the 5 sunsets that we saw.|
As you may remember from this post, I LOVE sunsets (and sunrises.)
|taking a break from the bike ride on Manasota Key|
|last but not least, my favorite little beach cabana on Casey Key,|
I'm ready to retire here!
I did an exchange program when I was in highschool and stayed with a family in Aachen for three weeks during the summer and loved it. Wish there were a program like that for adults my age! I'll have to start one.
Want to do an international marathon with me?!
Depending on my fall plans for next year, I may or may not do Berlin...any other international recommendations for my friend and me? Athens? Paris??