FasterSkierFebruary 12, 2009

Travel over was pretty miserable. 12 hours of delays…divbr /divI was about to drop off my rental car in Boston after driving down from Vermont Monday when I fortunately got a call from Air France saying my 5:30 pm departure was moved to 9:30 pm since the Paris airport was closed due to wind. So with nothing to do I drove around South Boston for a few hours looking in vain for something to do before heading back to the airport to start my trip. /divdivbr //divdivThe flight to Paris was great. An empty plane and a solid 6 hours of sleep. I was supposed to have 2 hours there before getting on my flight to Munich. Waiting at my gate to board the flight just disappeared from the screen with no explanation. AHHH! So I run out of security since the little screen inside said nothing to the big board that said it was cancelled. Next available flight was 7 hours away… So after sitting around and walking back and forth across one of the lamer international terminals I have been in we took off, one hour late… Fortunately my iphone works over here, expensively. I was able to keep the ski team coaches somewhat up to date on my situation and Chris Grover was waiting on the other end to take me to Ramsau, Austria for the night. The next morning we drove 7 hours to Val Didentro, Italy where we are for the World Cups this weekend. /divdivbr //divdivA long trip, but the big bummer is I woke up in Austria with a little sinus cold. Nothing bad, but enough to knock me out of the races here. I will be fine for Worlds but it is always nice to get a race in to reintroduce myself to World Cup racing. /divdivbr //divdivItaly is as good a place as any to spend some time resting. Good weather with lots of sunshine so the easy workouts are a pleasure to do, the little town are always good to walk around and the hotels are always pretty nice with great food. /divdivbr //divdivI’ve got a camera again after someone ran off with that and my US Ski Team hat in Whistler so some pics should be coming soon. /divdivbr //divdivCiao./div/divdiv class=”blogger-post-footer”img width=’1′ height=’1′ src=’’ alt=” //div