I have been blessed to take several lovely vacations, though I think my favorite, or the best yet, has been the trip I took with my husband to Europe in 2012.
I was going to pull excerpts from my vacation journal, but it’s 40+ pages typed out, and my “excerpts” ended up around 2500 words… and that was only half of it! But I have decided to go through and post some of it in bits and pieces sometime soon. For now, here are some highlights in a few words, with photos. I may have gone crazy with the photos…..
We got to be in three places at once at Drielandenpunt, where the borders of The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet.
We got to go to a Lindts Chocolate Outlet (They had full sized shopping buggies! We just fill a handbasket…).
We got into “the hiding place” at the Corrie Ten Boom house/museum. What an amazing experience. Just to be able to learn about Corrie and drink in the history.
The Keukenhof was amazing. So many flowers and fun things to see. Truly beautiful. We spent a good part of the day there and did not get to see everything!
We toured some fairly fairy-tale-esque castles in Germany.
We had a day off before we went to Budapest, Hungary to meet my sweet friend, Magdi who gave us a whirlwind tour of her beautiful home town. We saw almost everything there is to see in Budapest thanks to our lovely guide. It was an amazing city and I hope to go back one day to see more of it and take more time to drink in the history and architecture.
Next we headed to Paris, France. Oh. My. Word. Again, much to see, and while we got to see a lot of it, I would love to go back (I could honestly spend about a week in the Louvre alone!) and see more. Notre Dame, Le Sacre Coeur, The Eiffel Tower (which sparkles every 45 minutes or so at night), The Statue of Liberty (yes, you read that right) and the Louvre were the major sights we saw. I’m sure I am missing some, but hey…
Trying to see ‘her’ was a pain, not really a line, just a very packed in mass of people trying to get closer. Not very enjoyable viewing, however, if you walk across the hall from the room the Mona Lisa is in, you can stare all day at another, just as nice, if not prettier painting by DaVinci. Because no one is looking at it….yeah, I know. Silly.
Okay, so that is a tiny bit about my best vacation. I will have to post more photos from this trip sometime, maybe when I put up my trip journal I’ll link to the album. (If you’d really like to see a bunch of architectural details and more flowers and more art from the Louvre, let me know and I may go ahead and link to them in this post in a bit…)