We spent the past two weeks soaking up some much needed R&R in Breckenridge after our Rick Steves “Heart of Europe” tour. We hit some bumps on our journey, by bumps I mean a Volkswagen SUV driven by a priest who blasted through a stop sign right in front of our bus. We totaled a beautiful 50 passenger Mercedes touring coach and squashed the VW like bug. The priest was lucky (I refuse to say miraculous) to be alive with only broken legs. I had the bad luck of having my seatbelt and shoes off because I was about to put lotion on my feet. I went sliding down from the front seat to under the drivers legs/steering column. I cut my big toe and punctured the inside back of my right knee. As much as I love Europe I’m not sure it loves me: this was the third incident where I wonder if the universe is trying to kill me off! Porlock in UK, a lyme infected tick in Finland and a wreckless priest in Poland!! Come on Europe, let’s be friends. Always trying to look on the bright side, it did result in us having a nice evening with Rick, who stopped by to say hi to our group after the crash. In all other ways the tour was lovely, fabulous traveling companions and abundantly informative tours of Prague, Krakow, Aushchwits, Budapest, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Rovinj and Plitvice Lakes National Park. After the tour we spent four days wandering the back waters of Venice. Wow, we saw and expirenced so much. Pictures
In Breckenridge we celebrated Bruce and Mom’s birthday with two fabulous dinners, feed Larry, my parents pet trout, and visited with my cousins, James and Mollie. We went gold panning, super sliding and hiking with the kids. For Bruce’s birthday I took him canoeing on Lake Dillon, where we watched osprey feed a nest of babies. Pictures.
This afternoon I have my “vitamins” at CC and then we are off to LAX for the last trip of the summer, Australia. I have promised to stay away from salt water crocs, sharks, box jellies, snakes, funnel wed spiders, hormonal male kangaroos, cassowary and any other Aussie beasties that are deadly.
Every day is precious,
Hugs to all, Michelle