September 1: Naples, Italy

After a long combinations of flights from the States -- some through Rome, some through Paris, others arriving a couple of days earlier, -- the group finally settled in to the concept being on vacation. The first "meeting" was a nice cocktail hour on the roof of the hotel at 8pm overlooking the busy city of Naples. Dario and Sylvia, our guides from the Italian bike touring company, Siciclando, welcomed the group to their country with promises of making our stay a fabulous one. Jet lag was the predominate theme as the introductions were made, but everyone is happy and excited to begin this adventure.