Saturday, July 7, 2012


Hey Everyone!

I hope all the travelers have recovered from our trip.  Here is a link to my photos

Please send me your photo albums as well.  If you email them I will post the link here on the blog or you can simply comment on this post with the link!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 11 - Potsdam and Berlin

We spent our last day in Berlin by first visiting the suburb of Potsdam where we toured the palaces of the Prussian kings. We returned to Berlin city and visited the Checkpoint Charlie Museum and various parts of the city and had out final dinner. We will be leaving very early tomorrow morning for the airport, so this post is very short. Please check this blog in the days following the trip for more photos and more info for trip follow-up.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day 8 - Versailles and Paris

We began our first full day in Paris with a visit to the Palace of Versailles, the home of the French kings built by Louis XIV. We toured the massive structure with over 600 rooms as well as the beautiful grounds.

We then took a bus tour of the city, seeing various sites such as the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysses.
We finished the day will a filling Parisian dinner followed by a river cruise on the Seine.
On Friday we will be visiting the Louvre and taking the night train to Berlin, so there will likely be no posting to the blog for a day or two.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Day 7 - From Normandy to Paris

We left beautiful Normandy today and traveled to Paris. After a pleasant morning trip that included lunch and a quiz game, we arrived at our hotel in Paris and went out on the town for the afternoon. WE visitied central Paris on the Isle de Cite and Notre Dame Cathedral. We then enjoyed a fine dinner of traditional French crepes followed by a visit to the neighborhood of Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur basilica.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Day 6 - Normandy

We had a beautiful day to visit the sites in Normandy. We began the day at the American Military Cemetery on Omaha Beach. We visited the museum, beaches and cemetery. We then went to Pointe du Hoc to visit Rangers memorial. We then had lunch in the town of Arromanches and visited the D-Day museum there. We finished the day in the city Caen with a fabulous pork dinner.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 5 - From Reims to Normandy

We had a big travel day today. We spent much of the day on the bus on the way from Reims to Normandy. We did get to spend the afternoon exploring the countryside of Normandy. We then had a wonderful turkey dinner.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Day 4 - Verdun and Reims

We had a beautiful day today as we traveled from Metz to Reims via Verdun. We began the day by going to mass at the Cathedral in Metz.

We then traveled to the World War I fortress of Verdun viewing the fortified walls and underground tunnels. We then traveled to Reims and visited the grand medieval cathedral. We finished the day with a fine chicken dinner at our hotel.