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European Travels 2011

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FC: March 20 - April 27, 2011 Laura and Chris in Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France and Italy | European Travels 2011

1: Portugal: Lisbon and Sintra Spain: Sevilla, Grenada, Barcelona Morocco: Tangier France: Moustiers Ste. Marie, Antibes, Nice Italy: Vernazza, Florence, Tuscany, Rome | Chris | Laura

2: Our first day in Europe - with no sleep! | Sintra, Portugal

3: Color was everywhere we looked | the tiles and the clothes hanging out to dry

4: Chris | Chris

5: Laura | The age of the surroundings made us feel young!

6: All things grow better with love.

8: Ahhh, the food! The only challenge was picking just three or four dishes to try at each meal! The seafood in Lisbon was especially good... | Lisbon, Portugal

10: Beauty and patterns were everywhere | under our feet, over our heads and all around us...

11: Chris in a monastery in Lisbon

12: and it's iconic red tile roofs

13: Monastery ruins from the top of the lift

14: Always on the lookout for a bathroom, Laura decided not to use this one... | Lisbon at night

15: A late night snack on the hotel terrace - the night before the metro strike! | Nighghttime | A room with a view in Lisbon, Portugal

16: Sights around Lisbon

17: Monastery and Fountain in Lisbon

18: Our first taste of Spain...

19: Sevilla, Spain

20: The Sevilla site of the ill-fated 1929 World's Fair

23: Tangier, Morocco

24: Grenada, Spain and the beautiful Alhambra | Garden, Pools, Mosaics and Arches... ...all built before Europeans "discovered" America

27: More sights in Granada... did a lot of walking!

28: Barcelona, Spain Gaudi's La Familia Sagrada | The beauty of nature and light captured in stone and glass

30: More Gaudi whimsy in Barcelona

33: Barcelona: Contrasting the old and new

36: France Is Chris happy because of the food or because he has a car to drive? We drove through Saint Paul-de-Vence and then on to Moustiers Sainte Marie for the night

38: A relaxing day in Moustiers Sainte Marie included hiking to a monastery, visiting a church and eating the best crepe ever!

40: We said goodbye to the mountains...

41: ...and headed for the sea - Antibes, Nice and Monaco.

43: Cinque Terre really is as beautiful as the guidebooks say. We stayed in Vernazza, which was unfortunately destroyed by flooding later in the year

47: Florence with David and the Dome, Ponte Vecchio and lavender. Next stop Pisa, as a side trip from Lucca, our starting place in Tuscany.

48: Tuscany memories - Biking the walls of Lucca, the brick towers of Sienna, hill towns, St. Francis of Assisi, artichokes, cheese and beauty everywhere.

51: Seen around Rome... ...fountains, food, flowers and ruins.

53: More Rome memories: Architecture and sculpture in many varieties and St. Peter's for Good Friday and Easter celebrations.

55: Food, art and fun - traveling together was an experience I'll never forget.

58: Beautiful scenes of Ponte Sisto, the bridge that told us we were almost home, and the two of us relaxing at "home" in Rome. On this page, more food and with angels in St. Peter's Basilica. It was hard to leave...

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