Saturday, August 30, 2008
It's so gorgeous and green here and would be absolutely perfect if the sun would shine a bit more often.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Met a lovely family of pilots - four sons and all either are flying or probably will be sooner or later. Makes me quite jealous. I always wished I could fly with my dad or brothers. Each of the boys is unbelievably bright and delightful to be around. Here Miles, the second of the four boys, just off launch.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
are hanging out in Barcelona for a few more days then on to Bilboa.
I'm in a ridiculously long line to check in for my flight to
Liverpool. Never have I been so happy to be going to a cold, rainy,
grey place ;-)
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
One more night on Menorca, then tomorrow morning we start the trip back to Mallorca. It's about 8 solid hours of sailing.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Mallorca to Menorca. Today's seas are much mellow than yesterday's
We've been slowly winding our way around Mallorca going counter
clockwise with a quick stop yesterday at Cabrera, a nice little
national park island. So relaxed I can hardly stand it...just loads of
free time to plan the rest of my life ;-) Beautiful sky today.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
as hot as Barcelona. We met Mikey at the airport yesterday afternoon,
then got the royal tour of Palma from the owner of our boat. The rest
of the Spaniards arrived late last night and all 9 of us squeezed onto
our 40ft boat and on our way!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
We will do another walking tour tomorrow and find some of his other more beautiful works. There's an apartment building I saw when I was here 15 years ago that was lovely...hopefully I can find that one again.
Timothy arrived tonight via train from France. Mikey and the three other Spaniards will meet us in Mallorca on Wednesday afternoon and we'll be off sailing Thursday morning!! I can't wait to be back on the boat again!
Thursday, August 07, 2008
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Moving on again tonight...
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
be here and Alex has been the best host. After yesterday's hike,
Alex's family had a BBQ/party for him with lots of other entertaining
There are flying sites all over the place here. We saw several of them
yesterday and I was dying to have my glider with me. I will be back
next summer for sure. The views from a glider must be even more
magical. We may get lucky an have tandem flight in a PG sometime
seem some spectacular scenery in my travels, but there is just nothing
that compares to this area.
We took a funivia up to a mountaintop 10 minutes from Alex'a house
with a 360 degree view of heaven. Every direction the mountains
continued out of site. It just went on forever. I took a million
pictures, none of which could possibly capture it.
Monday, August 04, 2008
home town. As we started to get closer, Alex kept getting calls from
his family asking where he was and when he would be home. It became
clear they were having a bit of a surprise party for his return. It
was cute to see Alex nervous about the celebration. We were greeted
with champagne and all of Alex's family and close friends.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Great time strolling around Gubbio and Perugia today. We did a bit of walking and general goofing off between feeding our pasta babies.
We're gonna burn in a very hot hell for being so irreverent at the turnpoint church. But really, what can you do when there's a corpse in the center of the alter?? We tried confession, but the priest said he just didn't have all day.
Caught a bus back to Gubbio in the evening, ate a bit more, then realized we didn't really have a way back to the hotel in Sigillo. What to do?.....walk!! Seemed close enough - I mean, we flew to that turnpoint several times and it was just across the small valley. Turns out its a bit further than we thought - 20 km - thanks to Alex for rescuing us. Otherwise, we would have been home sometime around sunrise ;-)
We had planned to do Assisi, via Gubbio and Peruggia, but soon realized we wouldn't fit it all in one day. We had two hours in Gubbio before our bus came so we took the funivia up to the church that was the turnpoint during the meet, licking our gelato cones all the way up like little two girls.
We found some scrumptous little sandwiches just in time to nearly miss our bus. Now we're sitting, fat and happy, on our way to the big city ;-)
Friday, August 01, 2008
Damien has been an angel throughout the meet....flying so well and keeping right up with the topless gliders. Most important, he's kept me calm in sometimes very scary turbulence. I do love my baby :-)))