The destination was well worth the hard work. We went to a winery/olive oil place. There we ate a picnic lunch - sandwiches with olive oil and wine. Both were grown from the vines and trees we could see down the hill. Pretty fantastic. Then we got a tour of their winery and a lesson in how olive oil is made, finishing with a short wine tasting.
The group we went with was made up of five girls. We were all at approximately the same fitness level - which made me happy because before we left some were talking about bikes with clip in pedals and they sounded pretty intense. I was intimidated.
Afterward Liz and I treated ourselves to showers and gelato - Pistachio, Crema di Grom, and Apricot!"