Tuesday (12,646 steps) - Uneventful day. Janna and Mat took me to lunch for my birthday, in addition to giving me a cookie cake!
Worked late, then A and I went to HuHot for yet another "birthday" dinner. I had a BOGO, but the server worked some magic (?) and I got a beer and we each got a buffet, and the total was less than $11. Woot!
Wednesday (12,609 steps) - Slept surprisingly well, woke up only a few minutes before my alarm went off. Re-checked the weight of my bags (like it was going to change overnight or something?) I had to go to work in the morning, but left around 2:45 for the airport. Traffic was horrific, it took a lot longer to get there than I planned. My reservation at the lot worked without a hitch, and I was in line at the Delta ticket counter with about 2 hours before my first flight. With my super short connections I was worried about checking my bag, so I opted to carry it on. I had enough time for a jittery pre-travel beer in Denver.
|Pasta dinner, it was actually pretty good|
Thursday (5,615 steps) - Finally, in Budapest. Biggest challenge was changing money (not really a challenge, I'd brought USD just for this purpose) and then getting coins so I could use... A PAY PHONE. I don't take my phone out of airplane mode when I travel, so I had to use the pay phone to call the hotel for a shuttle. After a few trial & errors with area codes, I finally get in touch with the hotel and have the shuttle there in probably 10 minutes.
|Cutest room ever!|
|Random meats & mashed potatoes|
Friday (14,816 steps) - Up EARLY to shower as I had a 4 am shuttle to the airport for the last flight of the trip. Since it was my birthday, I had some blueberry cheesecake for breakfast.
|Yep, this was the view (a tad magnified) from our balconies!|
|Kristin, me & Alison with birthday wine!|
|Outside the expo (yep, still wearing my crown)|
Saturday (64,337 steps) - Transylvania 50K.
Sunday (22,104 steps) - Breakfast at hotel. We headed out around 10 for the one thing I was really looking forward to - the Libearty Bear Sanctuary! It was only about a 25 minute drive from our hotel and we got there with enough time to buy tickets. The tour lasted about an hour and was pretty informative. Did you know that 60% of the European bear population live in Romania? Me neither! We also got to see lots of happy bears, so that was fun.
|Like the Romanian "Hollywood" sign|
|The Black Church|
|View from my bunk|
|This didn't really help get me through the trip|
|Sunrise from the train|
|Taken later in the day, but from the other side|
|My own tap, with all the beer I could drink in 45 minutes...|
- 156,656 steps
- 33 miles run (just the race, which measured long for me)
- No barre classes :(