Canals, water, Barry McGee, stripes, expensive cappuccinos, home of the bellini, getting lost, piazzas, shopping and books.
Beaches, Güell, Gaudí, tapas, aerial tramways, cava and more Gaudí.
So after 12 months and 10 cities we actually made it back to Minneapolis. I have to say, it was a bit surreal driving into town. There is a stretch of interstate 94 that weaves its way through downtown Saint Paul. I still remember the very first time I ever went through that area—I loved it from the beginning. From Saint Paul it was on to Minneapolis. To see the skyline growing in the distance truly felt like coming home.
So we decided to change our One Year travel plans half way through the year. Here’s how things ended up. We added Miami (who wouldn’t?), spent only a short amount of time in Savannah and Chicago (the filled dots represent a month long stay or more), extended our stay in New York, and the big change—we decided to take this trip to Europe for a month! We had such an amazing time of the road. We met so many amazing people. Saw so many amazing things. I think we just didn’t want it to end!
Our European portion included Barcelona, Venice, Monterosso, Florence, Rome, Athens, and Santorini. Posts and pictures to come!
On our way back to Minneapolis we were able to hang out with my parents in my hometown of Hatley, Wisconsin. Trees, cows, dirt roads and wide open spaces–all very welcomed after being in New York for a couple months.