Posted in November 2017

Nice was nice!

Written on November 30, 2017 in Monaco

Nice – September 6th to 9th 2017 I especially had been looking forward to staying in Nice, France for a while. I was ready to leave Italy and get back to some familiar ground (at least knowing the language). Staying in Nice also meant our first stretch of down time. We booked here knowing that...

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No cars makes for a great day!

Written on November 28, 2017 in Italy

Cinque Terre – September 5th 2017 Our first real Italian village experience happened! We stayed in a remote (remote to me!) small village about 25 minutes from the train station that would take us to Cinque Terre. We had only one bedroom and a sleeper sofa. There ended up being no wifi although it was...

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Gelato makes everything better

Written on November 26, 2017 in Italy

Pisa – September 4th 2017 Next stop Pisa! Now, as much as I loved Venice, Italy was somewhat letting me down again. Between the drivers being crazy and Florence not being as lovable as I would have liked, I really wanted Pisa to blow me out the water with Italian fabulousness!! Parking and traffic were...

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Apparently mom wears short shorts!

Written on November 24, 2017 in Italy

Florence – September 3rd 2017 We arrived in Florence straight from Venice. We had a very late check in of 6pm for our airbnb and so we decided to drive straight into the city, park and explore for a while. Driving in an old city with narrow roads was a whole new level of crazy!...

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New experience: hanging laundry out the window

Written on November 22, 2017 in Italy

Venice – September 2nd 2017 Our plan for the day was to head back into Venice, but after we had a bit of a lazy morning and I had done some laundry and hung it out the window to dry, the weather had other plans for us. The most intense rain, wind and eventually hail...

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Nonna Pia was a hoot!

Written on November 20, 2017 in Italy

Venice – September 1st 2017 Venice was our first stop in Italy. Actually, Bergamo was. We literally got to Bergamo at 8pm after our first experience driving in Italy (holy smokes!!). We would be having a quick sleep and then hit the road the next day. Arriving at our Venice Airbnb was easy enough if...

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She has the need for speed!

Written on November 18, 2017 in Switzerland

Glacier 3000 – August 31st 2017 An alpine coaster was something us and the kids were super excited about. When in the Alps!! We found what we were looking for at Glacier 3000. High in the Swiss Alps, we were going to go big or go home (not literally, but I believe it is the...

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More Cow Bell

Written on November 16, 2017 in Switzerland

Bern – August 30th 2017 We drove into Switzerland after Germany. It was our go to place where we needed to make the decision on whether we went west to France and Spain right away, or go south and tour Northern Italy first. We stayed in a small town in the mountains, in a cute...

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One can survive on a bag of pretzels, yes?

Written on November 14, 2017 in Germany

Rothenburgh ob der Tauber – August 29th 2017 We woke early and had to yank the kids out of bed almost. We couldn’t miss our breaky and had a date at a local bakery set for 9am. We sat for our breakfast and enjoyed a more traditional German continental meal. They served many meats and...

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Rothenburgh ODT, a step back in time

Written on November 12, 2017 in Germany

Rothenburgh ob der Tauber – August 28th 2017 Rothenburgh ob der Tauber had been on my list for months before we left. I have no idea where I first saw information about the town, but the pictures drew me in. Quaint little German town. Looking untouched for many hundreds of years. Coming from a relatively...

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