I think I said this every day we were there, but the food at our hotel was amazing. I have never eaten so much meat in one week before, but each meal was so fresh and the meat was always crazy tender and delicious! Some of my favorite meals of the trip:
This cappuccino... oh man where did Pavel Jr learn to make foam? Because I want to go there and learn! It was soooooo dense it tasted like whipped cream. I also can't get over how ordering espresso drinks in Europe pretty much always means getting a free cookie!
The oatmeal was also so incredibly good, but probably so because it was made with heavy cream! They called it porridge which I thought was adorable the whole time :)
This meal: meat wrapped in meat stuffed with cheese! Pretty sure it was pork stuffed with bacon, either way how awesome is that?! Stuffing meat with meat?! We ate this Saturday night, so don't worry, I was done racing by then!
|The masses lining up for the staff race, before they changed the start line to screw over the agro racer types who got there early for a front row start!|
And to make the absolute most of the weekend the junior girls and I rode the sweet trails around the venue on Suday morning, and then spectated our guts out all afternoon.
|Cheering for the U23 women with Kelsey and Rachel,|
And the stands at the finish were CRAZY packed! We got there just in time to see Nino take the win and Yaro claim silver in front of his home country!
ANd then I did the sketchiest travel move I have ever done, flew home on the 4th of July. The plane from JFK to LAX was particularly nerve wracking because we landed jut after sunset which meant the whole city of LA was exploding with fire works below us. I couldn't help being nervous about terrorist attacks the whole time, thankfully the country was safe across the board!
In 15 minutes I'm off to altitude to prepare for Nationals. It was actually really nice to spend 36 hours at home with Brendan :) Although I love life on the road, I am also already looking forward to coming home again in 2 weeks!