We took off on June 20th for Rome...via Chicago...
Here are some shots from this journey...an incredible journey!
Construction started on this in 70 A.D!
This is a panoramic shot inside St. Peter's Basilica...in Vatican City...Italy!
The Pieta by Michelangelo...in St. Peter's
Mailing postcards from the Vatican Post Office
St. Peter's Square, Vatican City
Steve, Jodi, Lynne, and me...at the Trevi Fountain in Rome
Lynne and I on the mini-metro heading into Perugia, Italy
In Assisi, we repelled down a castle wall
This is the castle from a distance
Later in the day, mind over matter...and we broke a board with our hand
Does this need any explanation? The Leaning Tower of Pisa! We didn't intend to dress alike...that's just the way it happened!
Typical pose ... holding the tower up!
Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence, Italy (above)
Not sure of the name of this bridge...but I was standing on the Ponte Vecchio bridge when I took it. I want to paint this!
Pinnochio is big in Italy...especially around Pisa
Our group...overlooking the town of Florence
Jodi, the fisherman, me, and Lynne
on the waterfront of one of the hilltowns... Cinque Terre
One of the hilltowns of Cinque Terre
Monaco... I want to paint this, too!
We went bowling in France...this was my team!
Cannes...in the French Riviera
The red carpet for the Cannes Film Festival
Rhone America Cemetery (France)
Sweet little French restaurant
Looking out the window from my table in Eze Village..in France
Canet de Mar, Spain...a little restaurant on the beach
Getting ready to go for a jog on the beach...this was taken on the deck of our hotel room
Beach at Canet de Mar, Spain
Looking out from our hotel room
Plaza Mayor...in Madrid, Spain
We started in Rome...went north to Perugia, Assisi, Pisa, Florence...
from there we went to Monaco
then the French Riviera
Then to Spain
with 39 high school students who were delightful
and a 24 year old delegation manager, Amir, who was one of the best I've had...
and Marzio, our great coach driver...
My great friend, Lynne, was a leader with me...
along with my buddy, Steve...
we met Jodi, with her delegation of 6, from southern California...
What a great trip it was!
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