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Sorry For The Pause in European Commentary

I missed last Thursday. And today is a filler post. But it has taken me a while to get back on track.

Last week I spent Monday cleaning and Tuesday refilling the pantry and fridge and Wednesday doing laundry and basically last week was all about getting back into real life. I even paid bills. So sad.

Then we put our kids in All Mountain Ski School and I decided I should go skiing too. This coming weekend is my continuing law courses at Big Sky and I wanted to buy a $20 ski pass before I spent much, much much more to find out if I could find my center of balance on skis.

I did. Although I skied so tensely, my thighs burned. I am a nervous pregnant skier.

Before Christmas, my whole family was sick and yet I prevailed. I was the lone wolf. I was invincible. I had the flu shot. I was eating oranges and sleeping.

And then it all changed.

I’ve watched all of the playoff games and the college championship now. I”m getting caught up on bad tv. My children are eating prepared Costco food. For some of you, that might not sound like much of a difference, but before I was sick, I had not watched a single football game from start to finish.

That’s how bad it was.

But I shall conquer this illness and download my pictures and tell you my top ten of Europe.

Just after I take a nap.

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Aaah! How we LOVED Florence

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European Pictures Part 2

I missed two of my favorite snapshots I caught.  And I thought, “What a shame.”

I like how they clarify that one leg should be on the ground if you are on a bike

I like how they clarify that one leg should be on the ground if you are on a bike

Kevin and I went to Swan Lake at the Vienna Opera House (crossing off an item on my bucket list) This picture is what it looks like when you try to take a picture of the Prima Ballerina and miss.

Kevin and I went to Swan Lake at the Vienna Opera House (crossing off an item on my bucket list) This picture is what it looks like when you try to take a picture of the Prima Ballerina and miss.

I hope these pictures help you appreciate travel just a little bit more.

And, unfortunately, I do NOT take family portraits.  (In case you wanted to hire me.)

 

This Week in European Sign Posts

Last month, my husband and I went to Prague, Budapest, and Vienna on a tour.  It was a wonderful 10 days and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.  I highly recommend going to Europe in the fall.  It’s not too cold but the lines are short.

While I was there, I noticed the street signs.  I love street signs.  I often wonder what people are thinking when they decide THAT should represent a pedestrian zone or a one way street.

I thought, for an extra special treat, I’d share some of my faves.

In this area, men in hats can walk holding hands with little girls.

In this area, men in hats can walk holding hands with little girls.

Here they cannot

Here they cannot

Here, men in hats can walk holding hands with little girls (who look to have a slight limp?)

Here, men in hats can walk holding hands with little girls (who look to have a slight limp?)

And, finally, here men and women can stand around and talk as long as they are dressed nicely.

And, finally, here men and women can stand around and talk as long as they are dressed nicely.