S: Europe with Friends 2011
FC: April, 2011 | Europe with Friends
1: The Cooks, Mettlers and Steinbergs (Cooklerbergs) embark on an adventure to England and France. There were many new and exciting experiences, including veal's head and driving on the 'wrong side'. It was a truly wonderful trip! Great friends and great memories! | England and France 2011
2: Windsor Castle | Queen Elizabeth is "In the Building!" | St George's Chapel | Our first day and our first tourist destination.
3: Eton College | On a lovely street just a short walk from the castle
4: Happy to be in England! (do we look tired?)
5: Not sure how happy the Palace Guard is to have us in England!
6: a quick call to the kids! | Marlborough | the Avebury Stone Circle
7: Avebury | St James Church | The Cooks set off to the wedding, and the Mettlers and Steinbergs start exploring the Salisbury Plains!
8: A windy day on the Salisbury Plains | Devizes | A well earned glass of wine! | "Turn right...Stay left!"
9: Stonehenge | An amazing site!
10: Salisbury | On our way to the cathedral
11: Salisbury Cathedral | In the Cathedral Close | the tallest spire in England
12: a choir with orchestra rehearses in the Salisbury Cathedral.....Epic! | the bending columns in the interior of the spire
13: Pole dancing...? | The Cloisters
14: Walking along the Avon | which way to the bus stop??
15: our next stop.... Bath | Bath
16: The Roman Bath
17: A Beautiful Day in Bath | Friends, sunshine, and a cold beer....life is good!
18: France | Felines-Minervois | 'Le Bus' Driver | Lining up for Euros!
19: Chez Cook | The best table in France! | relaxing in the man cave
20: The Market in Olanzac | Scooby Snacks
21: Shopping the Galleries | in the beautiful village of d'Aigne
22: The boys with their treasures. | Wine Tasting in Felines-Minervois
23: The Canal du Midi | Bright and Early! On our way to Nimes
25: Les Arenes | The oldest and best preserved of the roman ampitheatres. Still used today! | our gladiators enter the ring
26: Maison Carree (1st century temple) | Nimes
27: A roadside picnic and a view of castle ruins in the Gorges du Tarn | Gorges du Tarn
28: Chateau de la Caze | We arrive at our Fairytale Castle.... | ....nestled on the River Tarn
29: the Cook & Mettler turret | the Steinberg terrace
30: ... nice bathroom! | Terrace outside our room | four poster bed | view from the terrace | Our beautiful room at the chateau!
31: A morning walk on the grounds of the chateau
32: Ste Enimie | the hermitage in the cliffs
33: after many stairs, a view from the abbey
34: Lunch (and smooching) on the terrace in St Enimie
35: Ste Chely du Tarn
36: the little chapel in the grotto
37: Ste Chely du Tarn
38: the Millau Bridge (tallest bridge in the world!)
39: the Cathar Castles of Lastours
40: The four castles of Lastours were the center of the Cathar religion during th 13th century. | Lastours | atop the tower in Castle Caberet
41: an exhausting hike.... | ...with a beautiful view!
42: The boys pose with their new French girlfriend! | Caunes
43: One last picnic at the windmill | Au Bientot! Until we meet again in Felines- Minervois!