"Are you up?" I texted my good friend, Laurie. "Feel like a walk around the lake?"
I'd already started the laundry, unloaded the dishwasher, filled out an online survey, paid the bills, and answered my emails, and it was only 5:30 am. Mornings are my thing . . .
I'm back after nearly three weeks of blissfully vacationing in Europe. Our trip began with a gorgeous destination wedding in Barcelona, continued with six glorious nights in Prague, and wrapped up with a stunning bike trip through the Czech Republic countryside and then into Austria where we pedaled along the magical Danube River before completing our journey (perfection)!
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 15 years and has published more than 500 essays. She is also a frequent contributor to the Sound Off column in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle.