S: EUROPE 2010
FC: OUR TRIP TO EUROPE & MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE | 2010 | SPAIN FRANCE ITALY ENGLAND
1: Barcelona, Spain Day 1 & 2 Pages 1 - 13 | Toulon, France & Captains Dinner Day 5 Pages 41 - 54 | Pisa, Italy Day 6 Page 55 - 63 | Rome, Italy Day 7 Pages 64 - 73 | At Sea Day 8 Pages 74 - 80 | Paris, France Day 9 Pages 81 - 87 | London, England Day 10 Pages 88 - 99 | Barcelona, Spain Day 3 & 4 Pages 14 - 40
2: 2010 | Travelling | by PLANE | a | Descending into Barcelona | San Francisco to Paris, France Paris, France to Barcelona, Spain
3: Guillermo Tell Sarria-Saint Gervasi Barcelona, Spain | It took us a little bit to figure out we had to put our key card in the wall slot. If you didn't, your lights wouldn't work!! | Be Careful... Beds split apart
4: May 20 - 24, 2010 | Barcelona, Spain
5: Getting around Barcelona we walked, traveled by bus and subway... I have to say the subway's were pretty creepy... Especially at night!! | We took the Barcelona City tour Hop On-Hop Off Tour Bus... We were able to see so many sites of this beautiful city!
6: Touring on the Bus May 21, 2010 | The Pier was beautiful, and there was lots of shopping... | MareMagnum | Rambla de Mar | Imax Aquarium | Art in the Parks | What a beautiful city!
7: Shelby & I had lunch on the Waterfront. Good food, good company. Who could ask for more!!
8: Different sites of Barcelona by the Mediterranean Ocean
9: The architecture downtown is absolutely amazing... | Torre Agbar | Herzog & de Meuron Forum | Plaza de Toros Monumental
10: Sagrada Familia | Las Arenas Stadium
11: Plaza de Catalunya is the City Center where we caught the tour bus... | Human Statues | Younger school kids singing & Playing games. They were very cute!! | You could even buy chickens on the street... | Beautiful Artwork & Fountains... | The Rambla
12: on top of | Casa Mila | Me & Shelby has had such a fabulous time so far. We have so many other places to go & see. This is a trip of a lifetime for us & will be remembered forever. Looking forward to the rest of this journey & all the beautiful places we will see.
13: A commercial being filmed downtown.....
14: Our 2nd day of touring Barcelona. | May 22, 2010 | Plaza de Catalunya | Columbus Monument | Les Rambles
15: You can take the Jardins de Miramar from the waterfront all the way to the Olympic Stadium... | Barcelona Botanical Gardens
16: Olympic Stadium
17: We stopped for a break and had lunch at the staduim. Even shared our lunch with a new friend.
18: The weather was beautiful. We did a lot of walking and touring on the bus.
19: Olympic Stadium | Montjuic Telecommunications Tower
21: National Art Museum of Catalunya
22: Palau Nacional
23: We walked from the Olympic Stadium to the Palau Nacional. The view from the Palau Nacional was amazing. Once we got back on the bus we continued the tour passing by Barcelona's famous Las Arenas stadium
24: Park Guell was absolutely amazing! | Mosaic Dragon
25: Staircase with Sala Hipostila
27: ...what an amazing view
29: Serpentine Bench | Pavilion
30: Gran Placa Circular
31: Our feet were sore and we were tired but with all the sites we saw today, it was so worth it!!!
32: We were exhausted but we had an awesome dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe
33: We did some shopping and a lot of goofing around... Then we took a walk around the waterfront and had some lunch | Chelsea got to Barcelona the morning of May 23rd. Shelby & I had an adventure getting to the Airport to pick her up....Tried to take the train, ended up in a Taxi. Once we got back to the hotel, we showed her around Barcelona for the day..
34: At the Columbus Monument
37: being silly
38: We went into a pub and had a drink.... Chelsea was too funny, she kept saying they're going to come over and card us.....
39: Playa de Sant Sebastia is one of the two nudist beaches in Barcelona. Shelby and Chelsea wouldn't walk through all the topless women but I did!! I wanted to put my feet in the Mediterranean Sea. I have to say.... The water was cold!!
40: The Quiche was to die for!! I'd go back to Barcelona to get another piece!!!
41: Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas 5 day Mediterranean Cruise
43: On Monday, May 24th we left Port out of Barcelona, Spain and headed to Cannes, France. Because of high winds we ended up going to port in Toulon, France
46: Tuesday, May 25th 2010 Toulon, France
52: Shelby & Chelsea were hanging out on the boat while Carol & I walked around Toulon.
53: Captains Dinner
55: Wednesday, May 26th 2010 Pisa, Italy
58: We had a really nice day with Alessandro and his family. | Luca
64: Thursday, May 27th 2010 Rome, Italy
66: When the boat docked on Day 4 we were in Civitavecchia, Italy. We had to take a shuttle then we had about a 10 minute walk to the Train station then we had to take a 45 minute train ride to Rome. The train ride was nice, we saw some beautiful sites but it did shorten the time we had to spend in Rome.
68: If you throw in a coin over your shoulder at the Trevi Fountain... | You will return to Rome.
69: The fresh gelato was to die for! | A Mini Gas Station
70: Rome is an amazing city. When you're driving around looking at all the sites & architecture it looks like just another city.... Then all of a sudden, there's these beautiful ancient ruins like the Colosseum. After centuries they're still standing & they've built Rome around them.
71: The Colosseum
73: Midnight Buffet
74: Friday, May 28th 2010 at Sea
76: A day of rest & relaxation | Laying in the sun by the pool... wishing we had more than just one day at sea!
77: Shelby with the guys at Johnny Rockets. Shelby & Chelsea hung out there every night.
78: Daniel the "cute" waiter...
79: Waiting in line to get our bill. That line was sooo long!! It took forever...
80: Saturday, May 29th 2010 Barcelona, Spain to Paris, France | Waiting at the airport for our trip to Paris | Saying bye to Carol.... We are off to Paris & she is staying in Barcelona for the week.
81: The French Alps | A countryside in France on our way to Paris | The area outside our hotel was pretty. There was a park & ___________ water
82: We took the subway from our hotel to the Eiffel Tower. It was about a 20 minute walk to the subway and about another 20 minutes by train to Paris. On our trip is was the only cold...wet....day. But we made the best of it. We had to wait in line for almost an hour to go up but once we got there the views were amazing! What a beautiful city!!
84: A Panoramic view from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower
85: We wanted to wait to go to the top level but it was another hour wait. So we decided to head down & went out to a nice dinner.
88: Sunday, May 30th 2010 Paris, France to London, England | When we got to London it was nice to finally be in a country that spoke English! The one weird thing was driving on the wrong side of the road. AND the steering wheel is on the wrong side of the car!! | Fresh Croissants in Paris... | Johnny was out Taxi Driver. He drove us around London all day and gave us our own personal tour.