European Vacation

Volume 8, Issue 107; 18 Aug 2005; last modified 08 Oct 2010

The highlights of London, Paris, and Rome with two nephews in ten days.

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and, instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Samuel Johnson

After much planning, we set off on 30 July for a European Vacation with our nephews (14 and 16). Neither of them had ever been out of the country, so it was very much an “expose them to new cultures and see the highlights” tour. It was delightful from beginning to end. I attribute this complete success to two things:

  1. Deb is unsurpassed at planning and organization. If it went well (and it all went well, except maybe for me insisting we travel from CDG to central Paris by bus and train), it went well because Deb set it up that way.

  2. Our nephews were as agreeable, good natured, patient, and well behaved as one could ever possibly expect teen aged boys to be.

Itineraries and pictures to follow…