S: Europe 2011
BC: The End
FC: May 21 -- June 6, 2011 Ireland, Prague, Germany, Luxembourg, and Paris. | Europe 2011
1: Day 1, May 21 We start our trip at Chicago's ORD International Terminal with an overnight flight to Dublin. | Mary Kay
2: Day 2, May 22 Rent a car and drive two hours from Dublin to Limerick, stop at Port Loasie (leash) for breakfast, arrive at the George Hotel, dinner with Nic at Dolan's Pub. | Dolan's Pub. | Joy, Art, and Mary Kay after an Irish breakfast at Egan's.
3: Art, Sarah, Joy, Mary Kay. | Art, Nic, Joy, Mary Kay.
4: Joy, Mary Kay, Sarah. | Sarah and Joy. | Thatched roofs in Adare.
5: Day 3, May 23 -- Touring the Irish countryside, Adare, University of Limerick. | Sarah, Art, Joy. | Our rental car - a Skoda. | Tea at Aunty Lena's Mary Kay, Art, Joy.
6: Cow's have the right of way! | Nic's School -- Irish World Academy.
7: Day 4, May 24 Cliffs of Moher, Bunraty Castle, Ballina.
8: Mary Kay, Sarah, Joy, Art.
9: The Cliffs of Moher.
10: Dinner at The River Run restaurant in Ballina. | Sarah and Nic.
11: Now, that is a steak! | Joy and Mary Kay.
12: Day 5, May 25 Castleconnell to Dublin, our last day in Ireland. | Sarah on the River Shannon. | Joy gets a harp lesson.
13: Dublin's Temple Bar distict.
14: Day 6, May 26 Prague.
15: City views, Living large at the Intercontinental Hotel.
16: Day 7, May 27 Prague to Nuremberg, Embarkation on the MS AmaLegro. | Views of Nuremberg Castle.
18: Streets of Nuremberg.
19: Nazi parade grounds & Nazi party congress building.
20: Main square Nuremberg & joyful Joy, luncheon restaurant, beautiful cemetery flowers.
21: Sarah and Mary Kay, main lounge MS AmaLegro.
22: Day 8, May 28 Bamberg | Bamberg Town Hall, river views, statue of first queen.
23: City offices. | Venice of the north. | Cathedral close. | The Cathedral.
24: A church, Mary Kay and Art, Sarah and Joy (dining aboard ship), Bamberg Onion, The Beer Bike.
25: Day 9, May 29 Kitzingen and Wurzburg. | Tipsy tower, wine jester, flood record, former synagogue. | Leaning Tower of Kitzingen -- Tipsy to advertise wine grown in the region. | Joy and Mary Kay, Sarah, "kiss my rear" sculpture, Dracula's tomb, mural history of carnival.
26: Sarah under the leaning tower, Kitzingen from the bridge, MS AmaLegro, cruising the vineyards, elephants in our cabin.
27: Day 10, May 30 Wertheim and Miltenberg. | Wertheim, home of the Glass House. | Wertheim market square. | Watching the world go by.
29: Day 11, May 31 Mainz & cruising the Rhine river. | Mainz old and new! | facing page: Joy and Mary Kay in garden, Miltenberg tower, after dinner entertainment.
30: Castles on the Rhine!
31: Loreley Rock
32: Day 12, June 1 Mosel river and castle at Cochem (Coo-kem).
34: Ship's crew, Cochem market square, Sarah, Cochem narrow street, Mary Kay and Joy, crooked house in Cochem.
35: Day 13, June 2 cruising the Mosel river and visit to Trier. | Mary Kay, Sarah, Joy, Art, towns and vineyards along the Mosel.
36: Roman governor's Assembly Hall. | Rococo Prince Bishop’s palace. | Trier market square.
37: Right – a plague house, left Trier cathedral. | The Porta Nigra (Latin for black gate) is a large Roman city gate in Trier, Germany.
38: Last night aboard, Captain's Dinner.
39: Day 14, June 3 Disembarkation, Remich, Luxembourg City, and arrival in Paris. | On the bus, American cemetery, Mary Kay and Sarah, Joy and Sarah, Teddy and Sarah.
40: American cemetery, EU buildings in Luxembourg City. | Lunch at McDonald's in Luxembourg City, arrival in Paris.
41: Day 15 and 16 June 4 and 5 Paris Eiffel Tower, held up by a Roller Blade race, Paris view, sightseeing.
42: Inside elevator shaft/leg of Eiffel Tower, Sarah on the Eiffel Tower, inside Notre Dame. | facing page Joy, Sarah and Mary Kay in front of Notre Dame, lunch on the Champs Elysees, Mary Kay, Art, Joy.
44: Day 17, June 6 - Flying home. Joy, Mary Kay and Sarah saying farewell at ORD.