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Cosmos: Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on May 31, 2008

One of the big splurges on our trip was a transatlantic cruise on the Queen Elizabeth II. The ship made its last regularly scheduled crossings across the Atlantic Ocean in 2003, which made the cruise even more special.

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Cosmos: London, England

Posted on May 31, 2008

We landed in Southampton and took a short train trip to London. We spent four days there and visited Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the Cabinet War Rooms, Imperial War Museum, British Museum and the town of Greenwich.

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Cosmos: Paris, France

Posted on Apr 3, 2008

We arrived in Paris to cold, winter weather. Sandy’s parents met us there and we spent the next few days sightseeing in Paris and in Chartres, about one hour south by train.

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Cosmos: London, England 2

Posted on Apr 3, 2008

We traveled to London on the fast Eurostar train, which makes the trip, via the English Channel tunnel, in under three hours. This train trip was a Christmas present from Sandy’s parents.

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Europe: Munich, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland

Posted on Mar 2, 2008

Munich was our first stop on our Europe trip. We stayed with a family friend and spent time in the city center as well as a church and beer garden just out of town. We then began our time in Switzerland by visiting Lucerne. We enjoyed exploring the old town portion of the city and took a half-day steamboat trip along Lake Lucerne.

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Europe: Grindelwald and Kandersteg, Switzerland

Posted on Mar 1, 2008

We spent four days in the heart of Switzerland taking several different hikes. These ranged from day hikes to overnighting at two different huts nestled in the Swiss Alps. One required a several hour, 2,000 elevation gain, trek to reach it. The views were well worth the effort.

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