Monday, July 25, 2011

Highs and Lows

My time in Europe is once again coming to a close, but it's a nice and happy ending.

These past few days have been incredible as I've been able to see so many different sides of the tour--on top of freezing Alpe d'Huez, on a hairpin bend in Grenoble and on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

Without further adieu, here are a bunch of pictures I've taken over the past few days.  I'm off to Florida.  Enjoy.

Our campsite on Alpe d'Huez.

I twisted my ankle the day before and got a "boot" from the pharmacy.  Of course, I had to customize it with a limited edition free sticker from the tourist office.

During the time trial, we found a really nice spot on a hairpin to watch the riders come by.  Very relaxing not to have to push and shove my way to see the riders.  They had to slow down so much because TT bikes are so hard to handle on turns.

Then we were off to the city center to watch the finish.

After the time trial we hopped on a train to Paris.  It was nice to be in a proper bed again.

Paris was busy but we managed to get some good views of the riders by stepping on our camping stools.  Those things come in handy.

First, we took a train to Creteil to watch the signing in then back to the Champs Elysees for sprinting madness.

Goodbye, Europe.  It's been real.


  1. Bey Bey Amanda and Ged,

    nice to travel with you in Paradise again :-)

    Thanks for great shots and reports !

  2. Great pics Amanda, best wishes accross the ocean from Germany !