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S: Eurotrip 2011

BC: What an amazing trip! Memories that will last a lifetime.

FC: Marinelli Eurotrip June 22, 2011 - July 13, 2011

1: Waiting to board for our adventure | Getting comfy... | Wednesday June 22nd

2: On the way to Canary Wharf | Thursday June 23rd

3: The view from Luis Alberto's flat

4: BIG BEN | West Minster Abbey

5: Enjoying London

6: Jet lag is beginning to take over

7: Walked through St. James Park to Buckingham Palace | Buckingham Palace

8: Met up with Luis to walk ALL of South Bank | Coffee/Tea break after Trafalgar Square

9: Passed Shakespeare's Theater | The Anchor Pub | Stopped at a pub for happy hour with the locals | Dinner at FISH

10: Friday June 24th | The Thames River High Tide | MAS TOALLITAS????

11: Tower Bridge | Tower of London

12: Michael joined a gloup tour | British Museum | Bus ride through: The City Bank of England Stock Exchange Covent Garden

13: Riding the London Eye | Indian food

14: Saturday June 25th | Giants or Merlin the Wizard ? | Herculito

16: Off to Salisbury

18: 3 mile walk from Cholsey station to Wallingford. . . in the middle of NO WHERE

19: Jacket Potato | We made it! | a little sweaty | Luis' concert

20: Roma | we caught up on sleep and took a loooooong nap | Sunday June 26th | Mausoleo Augusto | Walked through Piazza del Popolo and down Via del Corso

21: Roma | Spanish Steps

22: Monday June 27th

23: After a blow dryer mishap and waiting 2 hours for the wine tour, we headed to the Colosseum

24: Roman Aqueducts on the way to wine tour

25: Pallavicini Winery

26: Pallavicini Wine Cellar

28: Wine Tasting

30: Foro Romano | Monumento Vittorio Emanuele II | Foro Traiano

31: The legendary "She-wolf" | Piazza Campidoglio

32: Tuesday June 28th | Santa Maria Novella | Il Duomo - The Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiori

33: Firenze | Mercato San Lorenzo

34: Pisa

36: San Marco | Michelangelo's David | Waiting to see the David we found DJ Pauly D's signature (from Jersey Shore). We only waited 40 minutes instead of the 3 hours we were told! My faces tell it all!

37: Il Ponte Vecchio

38: Best Meal Ever!!! Crostini, Gnocchis, and Veal

39: We enjoyed the day so much that we went to the wrong train station and almost missed our train.

40: Wednesday June 29th | We took a nice stroll through the city since Rome was empty because of St. Peter's Day | Gotta Love | vacation

41: Supporting Asians

42: Fontana di Trevi

43: Pantheon was closed... Rode the electric cars, walked Via del Corso & had dinner.

44: Thursday June 30th | Vatican City | Pre-ordered tickets and skipped the line =) | Vatican Museum | Rooftop breakfast bar at the hotel

45: Art, art, and more art

46: Sistine Chapel | Mike snuck a pic...

47: Beginning the 320 step hike to the top of the cupola (let's see how long the smile lasts) | This is not so bad...

48: still climbing stairs

49: It was worth every step | We made it all the way up there... | The smile didn't last...

50: Pieta | heading down was so much easier

51: St. Peter's Basilica

52: Castel Sant ' Angelo | The Pantheon

53: Mom and Pops Restaurant around the corner from our hotel... Soooo yummy!! | Second Plate Veal | First plate - pasta | Homemade Gelato

54: Friday July 1st | Madrid | Sweet Ana Paula | Maria Gabriela's & Marco's Apt

55: Aun llegamos nos fuimos de TAPAS como propios Madrillenos! | All the roads in Spain lead to this center most point of Madrid | Chueca | Puerta del Sol | Canitas con Bacalao frito

56: More Tapas - boquerones y canitas | Plaza Mayor

57: Mercado de San Miguel | Funny and creative street \ begger | Hmm.. I wonder what he's up to?

58: Catedral de la Almudena

59: Gotta love naps | Palacio Real

60: Saturday July 2nd | Atocha | Paseo del Prado

61: Museo Reina Sofia | Real Jardin Botanico

62: Parque del Retiro | Palacio Crystal

64: Ines Irene Martin Jose Rafael Michael

65: Madrid Gay Proud

66: Sunday July 3rd | I can do this... | Museo Reina Sofia

67: Museo Sorolla

68: Parque El | Capricho

73: Plaza de Toros Las Ventas | heladito con Ines

74: Mercado de San Miguel again... | Monday July 4th

75: Templo de Debod

76: siesta | Campo del Moro

77: Luis Enrique's apartment

78: Tuesday July 5th | Segovia

79: Roman Aqueduct

80: Cochinillo de Segovia

83: Climbing up to the tower of the Alcazar | Enjoying the view

84: After enjoying the castle we took a trail downhill to | the surroundings | On the trail we encountered a cave. 95 degrees outside - 50 degrees inside the cave

85: Hogwarts? | At the bottom of the mountain we found a cute creek near a park

86: Wednesday July 6th | PARIS

87: Jardin du Luxembourg

88: Notre Dame | St. Sulpice | Pantheon | Love | in Paris

89: St. Michel | Similar to Madrid... All roads lead to this central point of Paris | City Hall

90: I dropped the camera the night before and broke the lens protector. That is why the picture is blurry... | Thursday July 7th

91: We miss you! But we're enjoying the view! Love, Michael and Irene | Tour Eiffel

92: The top level has Eiffel's office with life-like models of Gustave Eiffel welcoming Thomas Edison. | Pick pocketers EVERYWHERE!!

93: A ticket to the Eiffel Tower includes a 300 step walk up to the first floor and elevator rides to the second and third floors. Michael and I didn't know about the elevator to the second floor. Instead we took the stairs. We took over 600 steps that day. Luckily it was a cool day.

94: Arc Du Triomphe | Walked Champs Elysse

95: Romantic Dinner in Paris at a wonderful restaurant with a show included. =) Intoxicated Lady in the Street. | Michael's Meal | Irene's Meal | Petit & Grand Palais | Nap at Jardines de Tuileries

96: Friday July 8th | Chateau de Versailles | Ran into Oscar at Versailles | Breathtaking Gardens

97: The only fountain on. We caught a little bit of the show.

98: A swarm of ladybugs invaded northern France

101: I was fascinated by all the blooming flowers! | NO MORE PICTURES! | Luxuries

102: Hall of

103: Mirrors | Wine and cheese tasting for dinner at Manuel's apartment | One of the causes of the French Revolution

104: Road trip through Normandy | Saturday July 9th

105: First Stop: Pointe du Hoc | Peak between Utah and Omaha beach where Americans invaded France. Germans did not expect the Americans to be able to climb the peak.

106: Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned out undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifice.

107: Omaha Beach | We walked down from there | Mike brought back rocks and sand for his Grandpop Jerry and for his fellow history teachers

108: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

110: more bunkers... | view of a German soldier

111: I wonder if they meant for the bunkers to look like elephants? | on to Arromanche

112: This museum holds a model of the invasion of the Americans onto a beach in Normandy. | Incredibly, the Americans and the British built a pier overnight. They used it to surprise attack the Germans, which led to our victory in WWII.

115: Honfleur | We couldn't decide on a restaurant. The one Irene finally chose was the worst restaurant on the entire trip. Irene ate sea snails!

116: Sunday July 10th | Musee de l'Armee | Napoleon's Tomb

118: Sacre-Cour | Is that Chris?

119: Bastille | Place des Vosges | Parisians get together to roller blade across the city | NO MORE PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!

120: We rented bikes and rode through the city to Parc de Bercy. | Bercy Park was an original Parisian train station.

121: Irene loves flowers!

122: Dinner at a pub in Bercy with Manuel and Eric. Then walked by the Bercy Biblioteque as we were off to see the Eiffel Tower by night.

124: Monday July 11th | La Pyramide Inversee | finding the secret entrance

125: The old meets the new | Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel | Musee du Louvre

126: The Coronation of Napoleon | Crown jewels | Mona Lisa | Winged Victory of Samothrace | Aphrodite Venus de Milo | The Wedding Feast at Cana | The Madonna and Child in Majesty Surrounded by Angels

127: The Raft of the Medusa | Liberty Leading the People | Captive - The Dying Slave

128: Steak and Fritz

129: On to the last leg of our Amazing Race before heading back home - London for the British Open

130: Tuesday July 12th | Heading to Sandwich, United Kingdom to watch the practice round of the British Open | can't contain his excitement

131: 2 mile walk to the course | in the middle of nowhere

132: Mike hitting a bunker shot

133: Irene getting autographs | Jason Day | Graeme McDowell | Luke Donald

134: Paul Casey | Jim Furyk | Rickie Fowler | Angel Cabrera | KJ Choi | Matt Kuchar | David Duval

135: Dustin Johnson | Phil Mickelson | Camilo Villegas | Lucas Glover

136: Irene hiding from the wind

137: Miguel Angel Jimenez | John Daly | Justin Leonard | Padraig Harrington | Royal St George is right off the British coast. The wind was strong and freezing!

138: th | hole

139: Enjoying a pint with Mary, the crazy Canadian we met on the train back to London | Mary referred us to this pub for dinner. It was close to our hotel and had pretty good food. | Last meal of the trip. Ready to go home.

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