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... being on the canal. There are canalfront houses, condos, docks with Adirondack chairs set up on them. There was a marine and kayak rental operation, a big park with lots of people feeding ducks, biking and walking their dogs. I saw more people here than I usually see or have ever seen on any other section of the canalway trail I think. Farther on, the Fairport crew were rowing on the canal. I rode a bit farther ...
... goddess of fertility.
However, there was a female Olympics called the Heria Games, held elsewhere. Only virgin girls----unmarried girls----could participate.
There are 2 major temples at the Olympics site: temple of Zeus, 470 BC and temple to Hera (wife of Zeus), 650 BC. The temple to Hera is older, so this is quite interesting, in such a male-dominated location: the first temple was dedicated to a female god.
... the road as far as I could (or as far as I could find a road paralleling the path). This way I could make better time going back. I managed to get back a little after 8 pm. There was a herd of cats next to my car and one of them looked just like Omar. I went in search of something to eat, but all I found was the Chill and Grill Drive-In. Their grill had closed at 8 pm so I had to have ice cream for dinner. I was a bit chilled myself so I ...
... beds. I have been in cities that border the Pacific and Atlantic, in Canada, on the Mediterranean on both the East and West coasts of Italy, in Central Italy and rode the train almost at the border of Switzerland. I have slept in my own bed 4 nights of the past 25, and have slept in no single bed longer than 5 nights (San Diego), and have stayed as short as one night (Syracuse and Toronto).
Just some more stats on the travel time: 8+ hours of flights/layovers ...
Oh Italy. I loved it so much. I loved pretty much everything about it. Here are a few things I loved in particular:
Family is so important here. Many businesses we ate at, bought wine from, browsed products, or even just walked past were family run-and-owned for centuries. Can you imagine working at a company your great-great-great grandfather founded? It makes me appreciate what little family run spots we have in America even more.
"Working to ...