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Pictures from Europe


Neuschwanstein Castle
Originally uploaded by beckydanaher

I finally posted the Europe pictures to the Flickr site. It was a little difficult since we took 1,000 photos and vidoes. So, you are seeing the best of the best. Also, when you click on this photo, it brings you to the other pictures. Note you are seeing them in reverse; I did put comments on most of them though.
We are back. It was a lot of fun. 2 1/2 weeks is a great amount of time to visit Europe for the first time. We had all our hotels and transportation booked in advanced; we had to in order to see all these places in the amount of time given.

September 22, 2007 Posted by | Vacation: Europe07 | Leave a comment

Amsterdam to Germany

First off, the kezboards in Germanz have the y and z mixed, plus manz more letters.
We are here in Boppard, Germany on the Rhine River, and it’s gorgeous. The train here was interesting since we had a few tranfers…with signs and announcements mostly in German. I forget when I look around that I am looking at German and don’t understand anz of it. (damn z and y) ahhh.
It’s amayinglz quiet here compared to Amsterdam.
The shopping was great…or the style was awesome, prices through the roof. Still fun to look at and buy once in a while.
The food, especially late nice desserts are great.
Now, off to enjoz Germany.

August 30, 2007 Posted by | Vacation: Europe07 | 1 Comment

London to Amsterdam

We are happy to report London and Amsterdam are both Fabulous!
We left Dublin for our first night of looong travels. It was fun though riding on the ferry, which was huge, had shops, places to eat and play on the ship. Midnight we left the boat (this is now Sean’s birthday) and spent the next 8 hours in the train station, awaiting our train to London. It was interesting to say the least.
Once we got to London, we went out to the Soho area, including Chinatown. We ate at a great Indian restaurant. Yum.
London was busy, very cosmo. We took a bus tour, which brought us to the see Big Ben, the London Eye, Parliment, went into see the London Tour, Hyde Park, and oh so much more. I did some great shopping at Picidilly Circus and we went to see Wicked. That’s right, and it was so enjoyable.
We are now in Amsterdam. Hee-hee.
Last nigh we arrived and spent a fun filled day walking around seeing all there is to see. We witnessed the Red Light District last night and today may even see the Sex Museum. Ohh lah lah.
Ok, we’re off.
Thank you for the birthday wishes.
S/B

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Vacation: Europe07 | 1 Comment

Arrival in Europe

Hello Everyone,
We are here in Galway, Ireland. It took us quite some time to get here. First, with the president being in town, the flight was delayed. However, this was all after finding out our flight was canceled, which meant we had to reschedule with a different airline an fly directly to London, with a connection to Dublin. The cool part was while we were at the London airport, we took the train to downtown and walked around for a few hours. We strolled around Buckingham Palace, through the Hyde park, and a bit ‘O shopping. In the Gattwick airport in London, right when we were about to go through security, the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate the area, then start over.
However, we made it. Well over 24 hours without sleep. We checked in a little later (9pm) to the hotel in Dublin, which meant we got the last room available, the ‘Tower Suite’. This, although grand sounding, was actually a conference room converted – very odd, we took pics.
Trinity College, which is in Dublin, is gearing up to start in a week or so, so there are many college student out and about. Our time in Dublin was cut short because of the flight situation, so we are going to plan in a little extra time there on the way out (tomorrow).
So, we stayed the night in the conference room, then got up early to have a Traditional Irish Breakfast (lots of meat, a hard egg, and something new which they call pudding – we are unsure what it is, but it’s tasty). The train was about 3 hours, and now we are in Galway, Ireland. We walked around all yesterday and took a boat cruise this afternoon. Its beautiful here. It reminds me a lot of MN.
This is the first of our Internet Cafe visits. Axners, the connector didn’t work, we have the wrong size card (so no pics posted…yet).
We both have new Irish wool sweaters…oh lah lah.
Now we are off to buy conditioner (the hotels do not have those in Europe – that we have seen thus far). More later – Becky & Sean

August 24, 2007 Posted by | Vacation: Europe07 | 1 Comment

EUROPE ADVENTURE

We are keeping ourselves busy planning our Europe Adventure ’07. The packs are bought, the packing list made, and tickets booked. Now it’s last minute things we really need to do. While we are finalizing some things, we are pretty much ready to go. We have learned so much already; like the Europass doesn’t cover England, some hotel nights aren’t necessary since we will be traveling overnight, and much more.
Click in the ‘Continue reading EUROPE ADVENTURE’ for our schedule.

Here is our packing list. Although I have been traveling for the last month or so, it was of a different nature. I know Jessica and Mike just got back from Ireland. Please comment if you have suggestions.

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Here’s the plan (August -> September):
21st: Leave Minneapolis
22nd: Arrive in Dublin (1 night)
23rd: Leave Dublin for Gallway (2 nights)
25th: Leave Gallway for London, travel the night of the 25th to include a Ferry to Holyhead across the Irish Sea.
26th: Arrive and stay in London – Sean’s Bday (2 nights) – Shakespeare play, much site seeing, museums
28th: Leave London for Amsterdam, to include a Ferry across the North Sea – Anne Frank’s house, museums, cafes
30th: Leave Amsterdam for Boppard Germany (2 nights) – Rhine Valley
1st: Rothenberg Germany (2 nights) – castles, town
3rd: Garmisch Germany – 2 Year Anniversary (4 nights) – castles, Switzerland/ Austria tour, Eagle’s Nest, Hiking/climbing
7th: Leave for the US from Munich, Germany

August 1, 2007 Posted by | Vacation: Europe07 | 1 Comment