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14th October 2016

Welcome home! 'Glad you made it back in one piece (sorta)...
14th October 2016

Abbreviated trip, long journey
Sorry to hear of your illnesses traveling home. It's not much fun to be sick on an airplane. I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative and especially photos of the places you went on this one. The built environment of Italy is so historic and inspiring. I was reading "Brave Companions" by the historian David McCullough last night. At the end there is a 1986 graduation address to Middlebury students in which he exhorts them to see the sights of the world and admire the accomplishments of civilization. He starts by telling them to go to Italy and see Botticelli
11th October 2016

Bummer!
So sorry to hear this news. See you soon.
11th October 2016

cancelled trip
So sorry you had to end your trip early. It sounds like you did have some good experiences before you had to go home.
6th October 2016

Ah, Florence! Where Bob spent 6 mos. while he was @ Stanford. We went back for our 25th wedding anniversary, & he took me back to all of his favorite haunts, including the Galileo museum.
6th October 2016

Keep on enjoying
Looks like you are seeing some amazing sights and enjoying amazing weather too!
1st October 2016

The food, the food! What about the food! Very jealous that we are not there. Great and entertaining writing as usual from the KitKat team. Jim and Teresa
24th September 2016

Ravenna
I'm looking forward to following your adventures... Ravenna is where Kim's dragon boat team competed in the International Dragon Boat Championships a couple of years ago. Bob (who spent 6 months in Florence while he was at Stanford) would say, "Eat lots of gelato!"
25th September 2016

Lots of gelato
So far, 1 gelato (each) per day. We'll do our best to keep up hat pace, and we'll do it for Bob!
24th September 2016

Hello from Julie
I'm looking forward to reading your blog each day! Sounds like you are off to a good start on your trip.
8th October 2014

A Most Excellent Adventure
I's been a pleasure traveling with you folks. Hope you arrive home happy and content. This looks like the makings of another late fall or mid-winter pot luck.
From Blog: Prague Autumn
4th October 2014

You certainly know how to . . .
. . . do a trip in great detail! What an experience. Love enjoying it with you with you vicariously.
From Blog: And into Bohemia
1st October 2014

Trip
All sounds wonderful, so happy to be traveling vicariously through you two!
From Blog: And into Bohemia
1st October 2014

Ahoy Kitkat
I got do what you're doing!!! If it happens you go to a bookstore or coffee shop where you can get the New Yorker (Sept 8th, 2014), you're going to enjoy "Phi Beta Football" by John MacPhee. I though about you too this morning as I was reading it. Keep having fun, Diego
From Blog: And into Bohemia
1st October 2014

Vicarious traveling
Really enjoying this tour, Kit and Kathy, as I sit on my couch with coffee in hand. The biking infrastructure especially cool. You both are intrepid.
From Blog: And into Bohemia
1st October 2014

New Bohemia?
Nancy -- It was impossible to capture this in a photo, but the scenery going from Nove Hrady to Ceske Krumlov really did look like Vermont. This includes the steepness and difficulty of some of the hills (which we know abut having done some cycling in Vermont). I think it mght shake things up a bit back in the US if you northeasterners proposed changing from New England to New Bohemia. Just a thought.
From Blog: And into Bohemia
1st October 2014

Dobry den! So of course I've gone onto Google Earth to try to follow your route: The trip looks and sounds amazing. How did you decide on this particular route? Well fall is settling into the Skagit Valley as well, with some foggy days and nice cool mornings, though we are still getting unusually warm days for this time of year. Hope you have clear skies for the rest of the trip.
From Blog: And into Bohemia
1st October 2014

The route
Troy -- The route for this part of the trip was to follow the Prague-Vienna Greenway, in reverse, only starting in Bratislava. So, Bratislava to Prague. We are deviating from the main greenway to take the Greenway of Crafts and Beliefs (loop norh from Slavonice to Jinduchiv-Hradek) and the Rozemberk Greenway (loop south from J-H to Tabor). Only we cut the two loops short because they were harder/longer than we thought. Here's another way of looking at it, the places we spent, or will spend, the night: Bratislava (got off the train), Sierndorf an der March (Aus), Mikulov (CZ), Jarislavice, Vranov nad Dyji, Slavonice, Telc, Jindruchiv-Hradek, Nov Hrady, Ceske Krumlov, Hluboka, Tabor, Benesov, Praha. Sorry abut he bad spelling of these names. Hope this helps. We'll have a good map after we get back.
From Blog: And into Bohemia
25th September 2014
Bicycle rack in Lednice

Clever
Cute bike rack
22nd September 2014
Street musicians at Fishermen's Bastion in Buda

Budapest
Always love street musicians.
From Blog: Budapest
18th September 2014

I'm really enjoying the travelog - this is a part of Europe I haven't traveled in. The photo of Kathy at the beginning of the bike path with the telephone lines receding into the distance looks like a shot out of a cold war film.
18th September 2014
Unpaved sections present problems on a rainy day

Water troubles
Have fun and stay safe. Stay out of deep waters.
14th September 2014

Hundertwasser
We saw works by Hundertwasser on the North Island of New Zealand where they were much appreciated by the locals and photographed by tourists.
14th September 2014

Transportation Infrastructure
Thank you for sharing your journey and the history of Vienna. I really enjoy seeing the transportation design for bikes, pedestrians, and trains. We need to learn from the Europeans how to do this better.
14th September 2014
Man peering out of manhole cover

Cool photo
Very cool

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