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  • Team France is in ToursThe host moms met their Alabama kids at the train station. The host moms were masters at getting the luggage and people all to fit in their cars. We meet tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:00 in front of the Posted by Ken Fridley in Alabama Engineering in Europe | May 23, 2014
  • A day to relaxAfter a couple days of sightseeing and driving around, we decided to chill out for a day. With the winds blowing and the skies threatening it was a perfect day to catch up on things inside. Blogs, photos, Posted by Herk58 in Retirement Trip To France | May 22, 2014
  • Week 6: Castles, churches and megalithsThe next week began with a trip to Mont Saint Michel, this abbey on a rock that was initially built on in the 8th century. It was absolutely incredible, beautiful buildings and amazing engineering. We spent most of the day Posted by Andrew and Lisa in Andrew & Lisa's european adventure | May 21, 2014
  • Week 5: Heading East to the continentThe week started with a trip to Kent to stay with Andy. We were told we were going to stay for a night or two with his auntie and uncle....forgot to mention that the house was a country manor, which Posted by Andrew and Lisa in Andrew & Lisa's european adventure | May 21, 2014
  • Most beautiful villages in FranceDecided today we would tone our travels down a little with a visit to some villages that were closer to Turenne. Beautiful villages of France was the theme and we picked three of them to visit. With the Posted by Herk58 in Retirement Trip To France | May 20, 2014
  • Sights to see and plenty of sun.Woke up to another glorious day. Bright sunshine and blue skies can only mean - Road Trip! Today our travels took us to La Roque-Gegeac for a boat ride on the Dordogne in a Gabare. A Gabare is a Posted by Herk58 in Retirement Trip To France | May 19, 2014
  • Bonjour France!Well, our trip is quickly coming than end. We have arrived in Lyon for a quick overnight stop before we head to our last destination, Paris. It was a long driving day made more exciting with Bec's insistence Posted by jonaway in It's Tuesday we must be in Amsterdam | May 19, 2014
  • Day 12Today us girls decide to leave earlier than the tour and enjoy the sites. We take the metro, which is only a couple of blocks from the hotel, and take it straight to the Champs-Elysee Clemenceau station. This is about Posted by alitabrown in Europe 2014 | May 12, 2014
  • Beautiful Sunday in TurenneOur second day here in Turenne is a gorgeous Sunday. The sun is shining, the skies are blue with just a few puffy clouds. We're going to just relax and enjoy the town and the house today. Posted by Herk58 in Retirement Trip To France | May 18, 2014
  • Day 11We leave Lyon for our last destination, Paris. This will be one of the longer coach days, well long by European standards. When we arrive into Paris around 5:30ish we take a tour of the city first via the bus. Posted by alitabrown in Europe 2014 | May 12, 2014
  • Off to the Dordogne - Correze to be exactEasy Metro ride over to Gare Austerlitz to start the day. Whenever we have big bags there seems to be lots of stairs and today would be no exception. Just a few minutes wait at the station and Posted by Herk58 in Retirement Trip To France | May 18, 2014
  • Enjoying our second day in ParisA good night's sleep and the jet lag is gone. Didn't rush as we were hoping Sue's luggage would show up. We got a message from Air France saying they had found it, it was at CDG and Posted by Herk58 in Retirement Trip To France | May 17, 2014
  • First day in FranceDespite our travel glitch, we get to the city and it feels great. We are staying at the Hotel Le Clement on Rue Clement in the 6th Arrondisement. It is close to St Germain-des-Pres which is the fashion Posted by Herk58 in Retirement Trip To France | May 17, 2014
  • A blip to start the tripSo, sometimes things don't go exactly as planned. We arrived at the airport in Buffalo and zoomed through the non existent security line. Plane was a few minutes late, but not a big deal at all. Two Posted by Herk58 in Retirement Trip To France | May 17, 2014
  • Nice and alot of CanadiansI got dressed quickly today because I had woken up late and it was already 0945. I needed to get to the train station as soon as possible because I new it would take a long time to get to Posted by egarciafreites in Enrique and his eurotrip | May 17, 2014
  • Some thoughts from our students....We thought it would be nice for the students to give us some of their thougts about the trip so far. For many this is their first trip without parents, outside of North America, etc. Here is what Posted by jonaway in It's Tuesday we must be in Amsterdam | May 13, 2014
  • Five Beaches, Two Chateaus and an Abby[center][/center] So far, our time in France has been a mixture of history, war, culture, fashion and chateaus. Our last 9 days sure has been varie Posted by AllisonP in leave of absence | May 13, 2014
  • Day 10 We leave the jail hotel, which was the best sleep ever - Not sure what to make of that and head to Lyon. The weather rained and cleared and rained and cleared. We stop at a chateau owned Posted by alitabrown in Europe 2014 | May 13, 2014
  • Attempted mutiny on the S.S. Griffin After another great night of sleep, we struck out to see yet more fantastic Paris sights. This time Ste. Chapelle, with its impossibly numerous and beautiful stained glass windows. [img=ht Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | May 9, 2014
  • Day 18: My Favorite French Word"Sortie" If you make it through this post, I will tell you what it means, and you will surely understand why it is my favorite word. Anyway, today we woke up, had a quick breakfast, and started yet another walking tour of Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | May 9, 2014
  • Le eating tripSo, this post doesn't has much to describe, just pictures of food and a chiobu. Pretty sad that when i was there, the weather wasn't in my favour, so i couldn't get nice photos! But i guess this was the best Posted by flickervertigo in This is WHY. | May 9, 2014
  • Day 17: Tour of ParisAs the title suggests, today was another day touring the beautiful city of Paris. To be honest, Paris is exponentially cleaner, friendlier, and more unique than any typical American city. We took a Rick Steve's audio tour around our part of Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | May 8, 2014
  • The other Notre Dame What a difference a great night of sleep makes. Everyone returned to happiness, because, well, let's be blunt: Pearl got a great night of sleep. And when Pearl is ha Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | May 8, 2014
  • Day 16: 1st Full Day in ParisToday was a day devoted to sightseeing around Paris. In the morning, we toured Musee d'Orsay, a large building that has been transformed from a train station to a large museum holding expansive collections of impressionistic art. Here is one Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | May 7, 2014
  • High culture in the Paris sewersLet us first mention how good wifi is here in Europe. It sounds pathetic, but you don't really know how bad it can be until you travel to New Zealand, where they begrudgingly dole it out by the thimblefuls Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | May 7, 2014
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