Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Europe Spring 1986

I had an opportunity to go to Europe in the spring of my senior year in high school...1986. It was an 11 day bus tour starting in Rome. I loved Rome. I thought it was a dirty, crowded city, but the Renaissance art was so great I was just in awe. The people were real people there too. We went to Florence next. I was equally in awe of the art and the beauty of the city itself. We then drove through the Alps for an overnight in Geneva and then on to Paris. Geneva was a very clean almost sterile city, and I just didn't care for it. I did come back with a few pocket knives, though. Paris was fun. Not my favorite, but lots of neat things to see. I also really enjoyed London, our last stop, too. For the $1500 dollars or so Dad paid to give this once in a lifetime opportunity, it was TERRRIFIC, and I'll always be thankful to him for it.

I've been back to Paris and London a few times for work and to Munich too. I'm a homebody, but I did enjoy all the opportunities I had to travel to Europe. I hope someday I can give me kids these types of opportunities too. Dad was always real good about making sure I got out to see the world.

Europe Pics


Don Miller said...

Neat Pictures,
The Colosseum in Rome, Michelangelo's David, wow! I noticed the car pictures Citroƫn 2CV is so ugly it is cute (which is a comment applied to the xB), and a couple Rolls Royces.

Major Mom said...

Wonderful pictures! I too went to Europe my Senior Year, for a music exchange program in France, Switzerland and Italy. I guess I never mentioned it to anyone recently (except a few of those who I went with on the trip, with whom I recently reunited on MySpace). Au contraire, I LOVED Geneva, and it was our "base camp" city, if you will. Many of our concerts were in smaller towns: Chamonix, St. Gervais, Albertville, Lyon, St. Bernard (like the dog), Courmeyour IT, and Tourin (Torino) IT.