Saturday, April 18, 2015

London's "Grand Canal"

Just behind Paddington Station, it is like going back in time 100 years.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Noooo, don't leave!!!!

As the time in Paris comes to an end

Lunch time

Enjoying escargot at a local bistro

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Remember this....

the next time United throws a bag of peanuts at you. On my way to the omelette station I saw the massage therapist working under the chandelier.

This is the first time in my life I have hoped that the flight would be delayed!

Turkish Airlines lounge

I am sitting in the Olive Garden while Leila is checking out the arcade and cinema, and Mel is looking into a massage.

Delayed in Istanbul

Our flight was late so we missed our connection, but that means we get to spend time in the world's best star alliance lounge.

View from our hotel room

Shopping in the souk

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The grand mosque

Eddy's car in front of the grand mosque. Will post interior pics later. We live having such a great ride! It was very kind of him to give us his car for the time we are here.

The fruit station at the breakfast buffet

There are also stations for omelettes, Indian food, sushi, cereal, yogurt, juice, pancakes, hot foods, and pastries. And probably some others that we have not found yet.

Long day

Lots of touring, swimming, and sun. She did wake up to eat when the food arrived.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

On the beach and.....

OK, we are definitely NOT in Hawaii!!!

Rugs anyone ?

Our hotel

Royal Opera House

Not a great shot, but a very cool looking building

Country 3: Oman

Late night arrival. Luggage still in Germany. Passing the Grand Mosque in the ride to the hotel

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Next country: Qatar

The next stop in our world-crossing tour.

Day 2, Germany

There are large soft pretzels everywhere !

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ready, set, go!

11 time zones, 6 countries, 12 days. Here at SFO begins our 2015 family vacation!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Back in Paris

And eating croissants with Susan!!!

Time for the fast train

London to Paris at 183 mph!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Billy Elliot

The critics say this is the West End's best musical in ten years. I was lucky enough to score a dress circle, front row, center seat, which will be the perfect spot from which to see if the critics are right.

A pie and a pint

"Fine" dining at The Willow Walk pub near London's Victoria Station. 


Back in London

Fish and chips here I come!

Back in Munich......

But sadly not for Oktoberfest!! The stein will remain empty this trip.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Next stop Rome

Tonight I will be tasting local Italian wines from near Rome!

Back in Europe

According to my iPhone I am in Germany. Boy, I don't know how people got around before they had these!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015