Our "Wow!" Moments in Europe

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Here's a list we compiled on the trip for our memories, in random order:

"Wow!" Moments in Europe

 

Belgium- Waffles with fresh whipped cream and chocolate syrup- “Here’s 5000 calories for you!”; Godiva, Corne' and other chocolatiers

 

Ireland -Blarney Castle & kissing the Blarney stone, meeting Angela and Mia, Irish Rugby Team won the Six Nation Rugby cup- enjoying the game and victory with the Behans, one amazingly picturesque small town after another, the western coast along the Ring of Kerry

 

France- Eiffel Tower- biking there with Dad, buying croissants, climbing up it, seeing flash at night

 

Italy- Capri- Rowing to the Blue Grotto- laying in boat not to hit head, boat ride around island, funicular to town, lunch on the cobblestone walk overlooking the blue coast, buying perfume, playing in the beach, woman with rocks on her eyes.

 

Italy, Rome:  Camping Roma- eating gelato, swimming, Bon Jovi concert, singer the night before, the Coliseum

 

Italy, Pompei:  walking into Pompei town to eat dinner, pizza “in America” music, promenade

 

England, Oxford- Christ Church- Hogwarts getting lost, biking along the river to the campground

 

Italy, Naples:  Best pizza in the World at Pizzaria de Michele

 

Madrid:  Chorros and hot chocolate at outdoor café, Prada, eating tapas outside under the trees

 

Barcelona:  fireworks when won the semi-finals football, enjoying the cheering that could be heard a mile away whenever a goal was scored, happy people

  

Dublin- Brazen Head Pub with the Behans, Book of Kells, Trinity College

 

France- Chambord Castle with double helix staircase, meeting Nathalie and Family

 

France- Rouens:  Dropped bagette, set of alarm with basket, and forgot to price the bananas all in one grocery store visit

 

Krokaw, Poland- Lia's 10th birthday with horse-drawn carriage ride, giant peach ice cream at outdoor café watching people unicycle

 

Budapest, Hungary- Touring with Tomas, funicular up to the castle and bastions, park with Memorial to Annoymous

 

Athens, Greece- Waiter saying “Too much food!” after we ordered and helping us, Athena’s Sandals getting purses and Meagan’s bag, the amazing Parthenon

 

Venice, Italy:  Taking the taxi boat down the Grand Canal, buying Murano glass, visiting with GB friends in campgrounds, cappuccino at the sidewalk café.

 

Luzerne, Switzerland:  Getting 85% cocoa bar and having to run buy milk chocolate to get taste out of our mouths, grilled out

 

Pisa- “Hey there’s the Leaning Tower!” after we parked, walking there

 

Rome:  Coliseum

 

London- Eye, Big Ben, Les Mis, “3 to Crystal Palace” bus, Jackie at Caravan Club letting us borrow her heater, Millennium pedestrian bridge and walk along river, Shakespeare's birthday at the Globe Theatre

 

Cork, Ireland:  Butter Museum

 

Cambridge, England- sat on riverfront and moved feet for boat guy loading poles, saw nuns smoking and popping bottles of champagne

 

Prague, Czech Republic- meeting Kates' Dad (Jim) and Mary-Anne, walking the Charles Bridge, visiting the castle and medieval street, finally catching the tram rerouted for construction, pizza late at night

 

 

 

 

Favorite Small Towns:

Salisbury, England

Delft, Holland

York, England

Kilkenny, Ireland

Rottenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Kaprissias, Greece

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Luzerne, Switzerland

Tubingen, Germany

Cambridge, England

 

Favorite Cities:

Paris

London

Barcelona

Madrid

Luxembourg

Ljubljana

 

Inside Joke Funnies:

Chaaaac

“Want some wine?” with eyebrows wiggling

I want a shower cap (Lia from the ferry)

 

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