Packing is 99% done. We’ve weighed the bags and added until they are almost 50 lbs each. Can hardly believe this trip is finally here – I first booked it for all of us on August 22, 2016! It seemed like forever to go – and plenty of time to get really good at riding bikes again (I had not yet been able to pedal a bike at all a year ago, and even 10 months ago I barely could) and of course I would be able to lose the 10-15 lbs that I gained while partially incapacitated. (lost about 5).
This trip is a little more difficult than some. We need bike clothes (yes, those funny padded pants made of spandex and bike jerseys), bike shoes, maybe your own saddle, rain jackets, etc. But also we are on a ship and have to dress a bit for dinner – dresses/skirts/nice slacks for me. And on either end of the trip – regular clothes. One checked suitcase is all that’s allowed along with small carryon.
Next stop – Delta Club at Minneapolis, tomorrow Paris airport and then off to Prague.