Thursday, November 27, 2014

My European Adventure

A recap of my month in Europe in (more or less) one photo per day!

September 5
Arrival in Zofingen, Switzerland
September 6
Race check in and opening ceremonies
September 7
Team USA at the Long Course Duathlon World Championship
September 8
Lucerne, Switzerland
September 9
Full day of sightseeing in Lucerne
September 10
Train ride through Austria and arrival in Vienna
September 11
It was a rainy, dreary day in Vienna, so I decided to visit the zoo.
I LOVE zoos, and koalas are my favorite so it worked out perfectly
September 12
Sightseeing in Vienna with Adam
September 12
Arrival in Mikulov, Czech Republic, for the start of our bike tour
September 13: First day of cycling
We rode from Vatice to Mikulov on mountain bike paths
After days of rain, it was all mud and I was way out of my element!
En route from Valtice to Mikulov
Lednice Castle
September 14
Rode from Znojmo to Vranov nad Dyji
This is all that remains of the Iron Curtain
September 15
Telc, Czech Republic
Rode 29 miles from Vranov nad Dyji to Slavonice before taking a train to Telc
The beginning of our 26 mile ride from Telc to Jindrichuv Hradec
September 16
Jindrichuv Hradec
September 17
September 18
Sunrise in Trebon before riding the 36 miles to Cesky Krumlov
September 18
Cesky Krumlov: The end of our cycling adventure

September 19
Sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov before taking the bus to Prague
September 19
September 20
Adam left and Monte had not arrived yet, so I went sightseeing solo.
By my estimates (based on later runs wearing my Garmin), I think I walked about 14 miles
September 21
Monte arrived in Prague
September 22
Toured Prague on the hop on hop off bus
September 23
From the top of the astronomical clock
Sunset in Prague
September 24
Arrival in Dresden, Germany
September 25
Adventures (and comical mishaps) in sightseeing
September 26
Arrived in Berlin and visited the race expo
September 27
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
September 28
Berlin Marathon
New PR of 3:17:51!
September 30
Munich, Germany
Celebrating the end of the race season at Oktoberfest
October 1
Met up with Sarah in Munich
October 2
More Oktoberfest! Giant beer, giant pretzel, repeat.
October 3
Train ride through Austria
Celebrating my birthday at the Bayern Munich game and Oktoberfest!