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Summer Shenanigans 2021

Summer is almost here again so I need to get caught up on my entries. I was in COVID jail when i started writing this and just finished it now.

We really made the most of summer 2021 considering all of the constantly changing restrictions and health safety picture. After we returned from our giro d’europa (trip to Germany, France and back to Italy) we did some fun local trips and finally were able to have family time after so long of being separated.

We had a bunch of picnics along the various rivers near our house. This is, in my opinion, the optimal way to beat the heat in the warm humid summers. After all, there are no icy air conditioned malls to walk around. I also included a few pics from our friend Gwi and Luca’s magical house and garden. They know how to throw a good picnic!



There are two different river spots that we hit up this year. One is close with a gorgeous Mountain View and a small man made waterfall. It also has a delicious restaurant along the river, so that is the top choice.

Kayla made the trip down to Italy and we showed her the river and did some wine tasting. I also included some pictures from a Prosecco tasting we did with our friends Sean and Bree. This was in a magical valley with a family run operation. I woudn’t have been surprised if gnomes came popping up behind the vines, that is how mystical it felt.


We also did some bike trips around the area. Quinn did an epic trip with his equally courageous biking partner, Dave, from Innsbruck to Lake Garda. They did this ride in one day while Kate and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery of our lakeside hotel.


Took a quick trip to Austria to meet up with these fine folks Lindsay and John. Did a little biking, hiking, and socializing!


Can’t drive through the alps without a stop at a mountain hotel


More pics from various bike exploration. All within a two or less hour drive.


Then, at long last, we had a family visitor! Quinn’s mom! We took her on a trip to the mountains, bike riding, and showed her around town. We also made a little trip down to Venice and of course, ate some delicious food. It has been so long since I have toured family around, I almost forgot how to do it! Just kidding!


It wouldn’t be a blog post without an obligatory Ethan montage.


Posted by trackers 05:17 Archived in Italy

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