Saturday, July 13, 2013

Back from Europe

 We took off on June 20th for Rome...via Chicago...

Here are some shots from this incredible journey!
The Colosseum 
Construction started on this in 70 A.D!
 This is a panoramic shot inside St. Peter's Vatican City...Italy!
The Pieta by St. Peter's
 Mailing postcards from the Vatican Post Office
 St. Peter's Square, Vatican City
 Steve, Jodi, Lynne, and the Trevi Fountain in Rome
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! the French Riviera
The red carpet for the Cannes Film Festival
So french! 
Rhone America Cemetery (France) 
Eating escargot!
 Sweet little French restaurant
 Looking out the window from my table in Eze 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 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!

To see the entire trip:


Anonymous said...

Judy, great pictures. looks like alot of fun!


jujabbo said...

Great pics! And great ones to paint. Can't wait to see the finished product. And hopefully you'll have more time to paint this year (because of less planning to do, not because of fewer trips to see us!).

Anonymous said...

So happy you had a good time and back safely. And I agree with Lindsey. Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Glad you had fun mom! Can't wait to see more pics. Now pack your bags and come to the land of Thais.


Anonymous said...

Those are some amazing pictures! Glad you guys had fun and made it back safely.