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S: 2011 Photos

FC: 2011 Photos including South Dakota and Central Europe

1: 2nd Anniversary Trip to South Dakota May 26th to 30th, 2011 | May 26: Chimney Rock Nebraska | Welcome to South Dakota!

2: The Mammoth Site Hot Springs, SD | 55 mammoths 26,000 years old | Full mammoth skeleton | Mammoth skull

3: Mount Rushmore National Park | Built from 1927 to 1941 Each face 60 feet tall Cost $1 million

4: Night Lighting Ceremony | The Avenue of Flags

5: Long Horn Sheep | Custer State Park

6: Iron Mountain Road | Small tunnels | Pigtail bridges | Gorgeous views

7: Bear Country USA | Bighorn Sheep | Elk | Baby Bears!

8: May 28th | Spearfish Canyon | Spearfish Falls | Roughlock Falls

9: Devil's Tower WY

11: Mt. Moriah Cemetery Deadwood, SD Will Bill's Grave | Needles Highway

12: Wind Cave National Park | Wind Cave Buffalo Herd | Derek on the Wind Cave Tour | May 29th

13: Summer Trip to the Wichita Zoo with Mom, Dad, Kali, Lindy, Derek and Kyle

14: Europe 2011 September 2nd- 19th Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland | September 2 Journal Entry: Our flight to Boston was uneventful and we landed around 7pm. This left us just enough time to eat dinner before our 9:40 flight to Zurich! The lights on the East Coast were gorgeous while landing.

15: Lucerne, Switzerland September 3rd | Chapel Bridge from 1333 | View of Lake Lucerne | Dance of Death panel

16: Lion Monument 1820 | Church of St. Leodegar 1633 | Sept. 3rd: We landed in Zurich ontime and made it to Lucerne around lunch. We checked into the Etap Hotel and found the rooms very small but at least clean. We decided to do a walking tour of the city and started at Lake Lucerne. We ate lunch at the beach area where lots of locals were swimming and sunbathing. We went walking through Old Town and say the Chapel Bridge, Old Town Hall and the Lion Monument. The town was really pretty and the weather perfect. The main downfall was everything to do and eat was so expensive! We ended up eating from a vendor for dinner as we weren't feeling very good and crashed in our hotel room before 9pm.

17: Mount Pilatus September 4th | View on the way up the cog railway | Tunnel on World's Steepest Cog Railway | Cruise on Lake Lucerne | View of another cog railway on the way up

18: Sept 4th: Today we woke up to clouds but decided to do our mountain excursion anyways. We got on the 8:45 ferry on Lake Lucerne to Alpenstad to catch the World's Steepest Cable Car up to Mt. Pilatus. The cable car had great views, however the top 50 feet of the mountain was covered in clouds! We did some short walks and even stumbled across the International Alpenhorn Conference. We got to see about 100 people playing their Alpenhorns, it was really neat! We then split a schnitzel for 36 franc (WOW, almost $50) up top before we headed down the other side of Mt. Pilatus on gondolas back to Lucerne. We decided to do some shopping in Lucerne and found most the stores were closed because it was Sunday. We decided to eat some pizzas at an Italian restaurant and ended up walking back to our hotel in the pouring rain. | Derek at the top of Mt. Pilatus | Alpenhorn Festival | View of Lake Lucerne

19: Sept 5th: Today we took an hour train to Zurich to spend the day there before our nighttrain to Prague. We did a walking tour of Old Town seeing the Grossmunster, Fraumunster, Wasser Kirche and waterfront. We took a ferry cruise of Lake Zurich, unfortunately it got cloudy by the end. Today was also the day I lost the key to our luggage locker but luckily we got our bags before our train and ate dinner on the dinner car of the train. | Derek next to Lake Zurich | Limmat River that runs through the middle of Zurich | Grossmunster

20: Welcome to Prague! | September 6 Old Town Square | Astronomical Clock from 1410 | Tyn Church | Powder Gate

21: Charles Bridge Over the Vltava River Built in 1357 | View of Prague Castle from the bridge | Bridge from the Castle Complex | Old Town 'Bridge Tower | Charles IV Statue

22: Prague Castle September 7th | Castle Grounds | Approaching the Castle grounds | Front of St. Vitus Cathedral

23: St Vitus Cathedral Founded 1344 Completed 1929

24: View of Prague from the Castle | The Royal Garden | Walking in Prague Castle | Dinner at U Fleku, Goulash! | Today was our first full day in Prague. We took the tram up to Prague Castle and got the Long Visit ticket so we could see everything if we wanted to. Our favorite part was St. Vitus Cathedral but St Wenceslaus' Chapel was closed. From there we walked the Royal Garden and got lost walking to Charles Bridge. While lost we came across a gorgeous panorama of Prague and took a ton of photos. We walked through Prague and ate dinner at U Fleku where we both had awesome goulash!

25: Jewish Quarter | Old Jewish Cemetery 12,000 tombs | Ceremonial Hall 1911 | Old-New Synagogue 1270 | September 8

26: Maisel Synagogue 1590 | Spanish Syangogue 1868 | THe Loreta | Today we visited the Jewish Quarter. We purchased an all inclusive pass but unfortunately none of the Synagogues allowed interior photos. The first was the Pinkas, where all the walls are covered by the names of Prague's Jewish people who were killed in the Holocaust. Next we went through the Jewish cemetery where they weren’t allowed to be buried outside the walks, so in some places the bodies are 12 deep. Next we visited the Old-New Synagogue which is the oldest still operating Synagogue in Europe. Later we headed to Old Town were we went to the Loreta. After, we went up the tower in Old Town Square. We ended the day with dinner at U Vejvodu. | The Loreta, a Baroque Pilgrimage site 1626

27: View of Old Town Square from the tower of Old Town Hall | Prauge at night

28: September 9th | Sedlec Ossuary Kutna Hora, Czech Republic 50,000 bones from the Black Death

29: Today was our last day in Prague ,and we decided to train an hour to Kutna Hora to see their bone church. There are over 50,000 bones from people who died from the plague that they decorated the church with. It was very cool but kind of creepy. They even had a chandelier made with every bone in the body. We then took a shuttle to the St. Barbara Cathedral on the hill above the town. We toured that and then walked through Old Town back to the train station. We had to make it back to Prague for the 5:40pm train to Vienna. We made it in time and checked into our hotel in Vienna. | St Barbara Cathedral Gothic Cathedral started in 1388 and finished in 1905

30: Vienna, Austria September 10th | St Stephen's Cathedral

31: Figlmuller | Derek's giant wiener schnitzel | St Stephen's tile roof 230,000 glazed tiles

32: Kaisergruft 149 Habsburgs are entombed here | Statue Pestsaule, 1693

33: Evening walk along the Ringstrasse

34: Wiener Riesenrad 212 ft ferris wheel | Built in 1897 | Sunset from the top of the ferris wheel

35: Hofburg Palace September 11 | Main courtyard | Treasury | Imperial Crown for the Holy Roman Empire 900's

36: Night at the Opera | David and Goliath Caravaggio, 1607 | Kunsthistorisches Museum | Vienna State Opera 1869

37: Schonbrunn Palace September 12 | Habsburgs summer residence Built in 1699 1,441 rooms

38: View of the gardens and the Gloriette | Neptune Fountain | The Palace from the Gloriette | The gardens and the back of the Palace

39: Schonbrunn Zoo Founded in 1752 Oldest zoo in the world

40: Melk Abbey | Built 1702 Benedictine abbey | View of Melk from the Abbey | Inner courtyard | Front entrance | Church | September 13

41: The Abbey Library | Inside the Church | Danube River Cruise

42: Salzburg September 14 | Salzburg Dom | Mozart Statue | St Peter's Cemetery | Augustiner Brewery

43: Hohensalzburg Castle September 15 | Built in 1077 | View of Salzburg from the Castle

44: Mirabell Schloss Gardens | Main shopping street in Salzburg

45: Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg | Daytrip to Obersalzburg September 16 | Hitler's Eagle's Nest | Views of the Alps from Eagle's Nest

46: Lake Konigssee in Bavaria | St. Bartholomew's Church

47: Oktoberfest September 17 | Hacker Tent | Paulaner Tent

48: Oktoberfest again Last day in Europe September 18 | Inside the Hacker Tent | Goodbye Europe

49: 18 week | 22 week | 20 week | It's a Girl! Due April 30, 2012 | December "Bump" Photos | Profile | Leg | Arm | 20 Week Anatomy Scan

50: Christmas Time in Manhattan

51: Christmas 2011 in Colorado | Brooke, Kali and Lindy | Kali, Brooke, Lindy and Bristol | Derek and Lindy in "ugly" sweaters

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