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Today was all about sightseeing Budapest; however, before doing that we needed 4 train tickets to Romania, so after eating breakfast our first stop was the main train station. [caption id="attachment_2507" align="alignleft" width="300"] The 06:40 IC to Brasov![/caption] Initially we visited the “I” window (information) to ask about a train and the lady behind the counter couldn’t have been more rude and unhelpful if she tried.  After putting down
Our plans have changed slightly, but we are still hoping to make it to Romania. Here is the issue, the German Bahn (Train) people could only guarantee us a train ride to Budapest with our bikes, so this is where we are after 15 hours and 5 train transfers. We are pretty beat, so after a quick blurb and a hot shower it's lights out.
 
This past weekend we disassembled and packed our bikes in preparation for our next big tour. If you're just tuning in to our BLOG we are headed to Europe next week and will spend a month touring through Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany.

[caption id="attachment_2291" align="alignleft" width="300"] Wall Springs Park[/caption] Anstatt einfach nur auf eine 50 Km Radfahrt zu gehen, haben wir beschlossen der heutigen Fahrt eine Mission zu geben. Unsere Aufgabe war es einige Parks im nördlichen Pinellas Landkreis zu besuchen um unsere neue Kamera mit eingebauten GPS...

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A little more than a year ago we decided to take our, "Global Bike Tour" dream to the next step or should we say, the next serious step.  For several years, Ron has talked about touring across America, parts of Canada, & all around Europe, but that was all just crazy talk. Well his talking led to research, the research led to crunching numbers, and the crunching of numbers led to even more crazy talk.  All the while Petra, the sensible one,
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[caption id="attachment_2291" align="alignleft" width="300"]bike touring Florida Parks Wall Springs Park[/caption] Instead of just going out and riding 30 miles, I decided to add a mission to today's ride. We would hit several parks in northern Pinellas County and test our new point and shoot camera that replaced our former Panasonic. See... during our Ft. Desoto camping trip, our
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[caption id="attachment_2204" align="alignright" width="300"] Checking the Maps[/caption] Less than two months to our summervacation, and we realized we still have a lot of things to do to get ready. Since it is raining today and neither one of us feels like 'training' in the rain, we decided to do some prep work.
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Our first night at Ft. Desoto Campground was pretty eventless, besides our little Raccoon friend chattering at us at times and some birds sounding off it was very quiet. Since we didn’t put the top on our tent we had a nice breeze finding its way through the tent-meshing that kept us comfortable.
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The day starts out at 05:55 Friday as we leave our house and head off to work. The ride to work is a short 25 miles and since we are leaving right after work, we have all of our gear with us or as my work colleagues call it "our homeless kit."
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With summer quickly approaching it means vacations are just around the corner.  In order to help us get into the planning and travel mode, we were going through some of our past touring albums and we decided to recycle them for your reading pleasure.