I love Europe. It feels enough
like home to be comfortable and is different enough that it's always interesting, exciting or just fun. Even though there
are many different languages spoken throughout Europe, they mostly use the alphabet I'm familiar with, so I can sort
of sound things out or at least write down names of places and find them on a map.
was organizing this page by region, but that
makes it hard to find the newer pages, so I'm
going to start adding the new pages at the top.
For our pictures of Normandy, you need to
go to the "France" page, linked at left.
Szklarka National Park
in the mountains of Poland:
September 8, 2010 Jim
attended a meeting here and I went for a couple
hikes in the park.
Sept 10-11 and 17-18, 2010
We spent two weekends in Prague before and after
our trip to Kazakhstan.
Sept 12-13 ,
Yeah, I guess those last two are in Asia, but we
got there by going through Europe. I think they
actually call it Eurasia, but I'm not adding a
new page for that.
The pages linked below only go back a few years--to about 2003--when I started
doing this. I'm arranging them here geographically. Follow the links to see
the photos and descriptions, but return here using your browser's 'back' button. I haven't had a chance to
update the links on all the pages.
We lived in Holland from September
through December, 1988. Everyone knows that Holland is famous for it's beautiful flowers and especially the bulbs, but
during those months there's not much to see above ground in the bulb fields. We returned to Holland many times after that,
but it wasn't until 2004 that I finally got to go in the Spring.
Leiden and Keukenhof gardens (April 2004)
Then in 2006, my brother and his family lived in Utrecht and I was lucky enough
to be able to visit them twice during their stay. The first time was in the fall and my sister, Kathy was there at the same
time. The second time was in the spring and that time my sister, Beth's family was there, as well as my mother.
including Amersfoort, Spakenburg, Gouda, Arnhem Openluchtmuseum
The United Kingdom and Ireland
In June of 2004 we made a trip with friends to visit three countries in Eastern Europe.
Russia and Finland
On the same trip that we visited the bulb gardens in Holland we also visited St. Petersburg and then Helsinki
and Turku in Finland.
a big travel year for us and we thought why not finish off the year with a skiing vacation in Austria with our sons. So we
rented an apartment in the Alps.
on the last strectch of our around-the-world tour we stopped in Italy.
We spent 2 1/2 days in Venice
October 29-31, 2008
In May 2009, we spent a week in Rome.
Because we spent so much time there
La Belle France gets it's own page.