Gail and I departed in October for Europe
and left the worries of everyday life behind in order to pursue the wonders
of Italy, France and Belgium. We flew to Milan
and did some sightseeing there. Then it was on to Venice,
which we both loved. Six days in Rome
should be enough, but of course isn't when you spend one day going to Pompeii.
But, I wouldn't have missed that for the world. I have been fascinated
with Pompeii since grammar school when I read a novel about a little girl
who lived there. This was my first opportunity to visit it, and I enjoyed
From Paris we went to Belgium
to wind down. We visited with a friend there just outside Liege, toured
some local chateaux, went to Bruges
and Brussels and then headed home to reality.
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After Rome we visited Florence
I felt like we were making a movie about a 19th century character
doing the "Grand Tour." It was great! From Florence we took the overnight
train to Paris!
Five days there were wonderful. We took the Metro everywhere. Gail whipped
out her little Metro map and navigated the maze of tunnels and stairs and
escalators like a pro! Paris is always my favorite place to visit, and
this time was no exception.
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