Happy Easter! Sorry for the delay but I've been spending time enjoying the long weekend and the sunshine. I'm also being very lazy as I just haven't had the energy to upload some new photos. However, I do have some new ones coming up. I finally ventured into Windsor Castle so I've got a few photos from my tour to show you. In the mean time, I don't want to neglect everyone for too long, here are a few recent, random, photos.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
As with losing the plot, I'm sharing another decidedly British phrase for my American friends. In the UK, someone might invite you to a party and say that it is 'Fancy Dress'. To me, that meant, whahoo!, you get to dress up in your nice clothes. Long dresses for the girls, suits or tuxedos for the boys, that's what I'm thinking... Alas, fancy dress actually means 'Costume Party'. Therefore the fancy dress invite generally comes with a theme.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It's the last of my lovely spring break photos and this was a great way to end the week. I chose to ride for a bit in the morning and then join the wine tasting for lunch. I wasn't disappointed.
Friday, April 8, 2011
More spring break photos... these two days were dominated by the barbeque day and our grand tour day. The Grand Tour day is otherwise known as, A Long Time In The Saddle.
Moving on to Grand Tour day (or A Long Time In The Saddle) - otherwise known as 135km or about 85 miles we rolled through some lovely countryside.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Another year spent in sunny Italy where we cycled, drank coffee, ate gelato, ate, drank and did some wine tasting. It was a wonderful trip with good friends. I've tried to pick some of the better photos but my camera is just not doing the trip justice.
We had 23 people make the trip this year. This is what it looks like when trying to fit bikes, luggage and people on the bus.
The boys waiting as we re-group. Notice the Italian flags in the background. This year, we surmised it was a national holiday somewhere near the date of our trip as the Italian flag was flying everywhere. It made for even more scenic riding.
I think I've taken this photo in the past. A pretty cool front door.
Can you see the rider in this photo? That's Holly climbing to the top. Amazing the number of towns build on hills with massive rock walls surrounding them.
Rob is all smiles after our traditional gelato stop. Oh yeah. The hardship.
We stopped for coffee in Urbino one day. The statues and architecture were magnificent.
Look! It really is me on Spring Break and not just someone sending me photos. :o)
Our coffee stop destination ahead. Every time we started at the bottom of a hill our guide would say either '3K' or '5K'. Every climb was either 3K or 5K. Then again, I really think that might have been all the English that they knew.
Friday, April 1, 2011
It's that time of year again, spring break in Italy. Unfortunately, these posts are going to be out of order as I haven't had time to organize the photos yet. This one is relatively small so I thought I would put it out today. Oh, and I've been told I need a better camera. Even the iPhone was taking better pictures than me!
On our 'rest' day, we decided to cycle to the principality of San Marino. Technically, I left Italy for a couple of hours. Here you can see the walled city on top of the hill in the distance.
A little hazy, but you can see a few of the towers on top of the rock in the distance.