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copenhagen, roskilde

DENMARK | Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [391] | Comments [4]

We sadly left Rome (probably our family favorite of the trip so far) and arrived in Denmark in a torrential rain. The weather turns out to be extremely changeable here, but we've mostly been lucky with bright blue skies. Best moments so far - great ... Read more >


Gallery: copenhagen

DENMARK | Sunday, 4 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Venice

USA | Saturday, 19 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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First Night in Venice

ITALY | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [361]

With a heavy rain falling, we arrived in Venice by train and took the vaporetto (water bus) to our home-for-a-week in Accademia.  The water of the canal is a cool green and jammed with boats.  Elijah and Natasha begin counting gondolas, but lose interest ... Read more >


Natasha's Journal from Bellagio

ITALY | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [328] | Comments [1]

Today I went to a villa.  There was very cool chairs.  It was like a maze it self.   It was so pretty and green.  I went there twice.  Once with my family, once with only my Dad.  That time I took a walk.  I learned to skip rocks on the water.  I went ... Read more >


Gallery: Varenna and Lake Como

ITALY | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Varenna and Lake Como

ITALY | Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | Views [377] | Comments [1]

I am new to this part of Italy. There is a series of large lakes in this northern segment of Italy, right next to Switzerland. We are staying in the small town of Varenna, on the east side of Lake Como. The snow capped mountains rise dramatically from ... Read more >


Gallery: Madrid and Seville

USA | Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Madrid & Seville

SPAIN | Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | Views [893]

Spain was highly associated with one thing - meeting up with the Brittinghams, our good friends from home. The Brittingham family is a perfect pairing for the Weiss family. Elijah and Poppy are in the same 3rd grade class. Natasha and Tommy are both in ... Read more >


Barcelona

SPAIN | Saturday, 8 Mar 2008 | Views [351]

Hi friends, We have been in Barcelona for only about a week, but surprisingly, France feels like a long time ago and Santa Barbarba is a happy but somewhat distant memory. I'm still in that newly-arrived zone where the differences connected to this new ... Read more >


Gallery: Carcassonne

FRANCE | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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carcassonne

FRANCE | Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Views [478] | Comments [1]

We have been in carcassonne in southern france for a week. No computer here, so I can't upload photos of the amazing walled city and castle above us. We are in the lower town along the river Aude; the Bastide Saint Louis. It has been a slow and ... Read more >

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Elijah's Paris

FRANCE | Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | Views [367]

(from Elijah' journal) A few days ago we went to the Eiffel Tower. At night the tower lights up in yellow. On the hour, tiny white lights start flashing all over the tower. We walked to the 2nd floor, which is about 700 steps. On the 2nd level, ... Read more >

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Cold days in Paris

FRANCE | Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Views [366]

Our first full day in Paris started smoothly and ended poorly.  I just love this apartment Mary Anne scored for us - everything about it feels like history.  Running the length of the main room is an enormous wood beam, and it probably was installed ... Read more >

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Gallery: Paris

FRANCE | Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: London

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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On to Paris

FRANCE | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [337]

Our flight from LAX was easy and uneventful. Both of the kids enjoyed it and slept well, despite the cramped quarters. Elijah longed to be in 1st class, where there was lots of room to spread out. I think our biggest challenge and our biggest success ... Read more >

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Gallery: Pre-trip

USA | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Preparing!

USA | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [351]

It's less than a month til we leave, and we are busy with preparations.  The kids are, shall we say, less than excited about the trip.  It's understandable given they are thinking about leaving their best friends, a school they love, skateboarding, favorite ... Read more >

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