Here we are in THE France! A trip recently considered and quickly planned. I did not think we would be returning so quickly after our trip last year, but here we are again, and I would have it no other way! This year will be a departure from last year. No jumping from hotel to hotel every day – we will be stationed at the Wrighties villa (that sounded so pretentious, didn’t it?) for most of the week and riding from there to climb and catch 3 stages of the TdF. Right now we are in Toulouse recovering from the 2 hour flight to NYC, 5 hour layover there, then 10 hour flight to Istanbul, 5 our layover there, then 4 hour flight to Toulouse. There is just no getting around it – traveling to Europe from the US is exhausting because it is a LONG WAY. But we are nothing if not persistent, and not that bright. Thank goodness we have each other and chocolate!