Monday, September 22, 2008

When in Rome !?

Hey 'Yall.....well we have tons of pictures and stuff to write about on our blog. We had an amazing time in Rome and we are now in Venice and off to Milan in a couple days. Unfortunately there will not be a lot of those pictures or writing in this blog or for a while. My laptop broke on us the first day in Rome so we have not been able to get on and read emails or anything. We are paying big Euros right now in our Hotel so we can check emails and book our next destination. Hope all is well with everyone and we hope to be back and running our blog soon. Thanks for waiting.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Barcelona part dos

Today we visited where the 1992 Olympics were held. The whole area was absolutely huge with the various stadiums and fields. At the entrance they had the names and footprints of some famous athletes . . . Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras, Lance Armstrong, Roger Federer to name a few. Inside the the track and field stadium there were several gato negros (just for you Jason), so Stephen had to get a picture. From all of the walking around that we have been doing from the beginning of the trip it finally took a toll on our bodies and we were completely exhausted by mid afternoon. We could walk no more and so we decided to come back to the hostel and blog a little bit. While at the hostel, five wild boar came up to the restaurant area. There were four babies and the mother. They are crazy looking animals that sound pretty funny when they are snorting.

By the way, for some reason it is taking at least 15 minutes for each picture to upload! It is a bit ridiculous, but we are trying. We would have lots more pictures if it wasn't taking so darn long. Hopefully in Rome, the internet connection will be a little better. Until then . . . adios!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


After a 16 hour bus ride we finally made it to Barcelona! It was a long trip to say the least. On our first day, we went touring the city and saw some incredible architecture by the designer Guadi. The Sagrada Familia is a cathedral that is quite a site to see. It won't actually be finished until 2026, but what is done so far looks absolutely amazing. We also went to Park Guell and walked around there for a few hours. It has the largest bench in the world and the design of everything there was very unique. The bench is covered in mosaic art and is beautiful.

There were lots of people walking around with their dogs and Stephen couldn't help but pet them all. He really misses the puppy! We've spent a lot of time down a street called Las Ramblas and it has lots of vendor shops and little eateries.

The street is really busy and full of life! Well our laundry is finally done, so we are going to enjoy more of Barcelona! We'll post more when we reach Rome!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


We have been in Paris for three days and have a couple left. Here are some pictures of the sites we have seen so far. Of course the Eiffel Tower.At night it is lit up by blue lights and every once in a while has a whole bunch of flashing lights around it.
Here is Notre Dame and the Pope will be visiting on Friday.
Some pointy thing that I forgot what it is.
The Louvre Museum was so huge. We have tons of pictures of paintings, statues and other stuff but of course here is us in front of the pyramid.

Of course the Mona Lisa was there.Us at a cafe after visiting the Louvre all day. The waiter knew we didn't speak French but insisted on trying to carry on a conversation.

Will post more later. We thought we would have internet in our Hotel but we don't so we have to come down to the Bar at night....Bummer!

We are off to Barcelona in two days.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Europe Bound!

We first stopped off in Chicago. We saw some interesting water fountains with peoples faces and got to eat some famous Chicago style pizza at well known Giordano's.Then after a very long 2 flights and 2 bus rides we arrived at our destination in London.
The first day we walked around for over 8 hours and saw many famous monuments like Buckingham's Palace, Parliament & Big Ben, Kensington Palace where Princess Diana resided, and we rode on the London Eye.
The second day we also spent walking for over 8 hours and got to see the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and other cool buildings along the Thames River.

Kelly loved the red phone booths and buses.