Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Springbreak in England, Scotlnd an Ireland

Infront of The London Tower

Learning all about England's history

The infamous ravens of the Tower

On the hop on-hop off bus touring London

The London Eye



On the battleship HMS Belfast in the River Thames


Relaxing the Trafalgar Square, London

Warner Brothers Harry Potter film studio, England



Enjoying some butter beer at Harry Potter's place


The church of Robert the Bruce, first ruler of Scotland


Where golfing began

Running on the Chariots of Fire beach

The Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
view of Edinburgh from the castle

The torture of educational trips


The highlight of Edinbourgh for the boys: the Museum of Camera Obscura
Highlight for Bob and Vanessa: the Whisky Experience Tour (that's scotch to you and me)

Archbishop of Dublin (church of Ireland)

Guinness tour

Powerscourt House and Gardens south of Dublin

Trinity College, Dublin to see the Book of Kells



 


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bob in Moscow, Russia

Bob went to Moscow for a business trip in March.  It was cold, no doubt, but a very interesting city nonetheless.
 




















Paris for Easter weekend.

 
The boys had a long weekend for the Easter holiday so we decided to go to Paris Thursday to Monday.  Although the weather was not wonderful, it was warmer than Prague.  We stayed near the Eiffel Tower and took the metro everywhere.  We also took a river cruise down the Seine.  The highlights were: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arch d'Triumph, Louvre, d'Orsay Museum, and shopping.  For Easter brunch we ate at Moris Hotel and had a wonderful afternoon.
 
 



N for Nicky















Napoelon's apartment



Champs Elysees

Easter Brunch

Best hot chocolate ever

Puss in Boots