The Next Big Move

  Sunday, October 26, 2014 / Stephanie / Uncategorized  

It wasn't easy, but Brian and I sorted through all of our personal belongings and boat gear and managed to pack just 128 pounds of stuff to fly with us to France. We also included Brian's bicycle and stuffed the bicycle shipping box full of whatever we could. PHEW! This brings a whole new meaning to our already minimalist lifestyle!

We had a smooth flight on Norwegian Air from JFK with one layover in London and finally landed in Nice, France. For those of you tossing around the idea of visiting us in Europe, Norwegian has excellent rates, take a peek you'll be surprised. Brian and I rented a car through EuroCar; here presented our first challenge, getting the bicycle into a Fiat Panda. I'd never even heard of a Fiat Panda but it is an adorable, boxy, purple car and it most certainly does not have room 128 pounds of luggage and a bicycle shipping box. We took the disassembled bike out of the shipping box and viola! Everything fit! One of the EuroCar attendants helped Brian find a trash bin for the enormous cardboard box. So far not much different from our usual cruising travels; land, ditch trash, continue exploring! But now that we've moved, what about the blog? How will you continue to explore with us? Keep following our ventures at the new blog site! We've moved from Rode Trip and now as we prepare for Sailing Detour, we'll still be exploring, and learning, and thinking of you every step of the way!