Travel Pages

We went to Germany, Italy, and France for a couple of weeks.


Our first stop was Munich, where Claire and Sam had a good time together:

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Here's the van before we start the drive from Munich to Bellagio (and the van, before the accident):

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Waking up in Bellagio, the kids relax on the bed:

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Ben was raring to get a start on the day:

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We were looking for a swimming pool and found a place to play.  Claire liked jumping on the huge inflatable slides:

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Meanwhile, Ben rested:

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Claire rested on the ride between Italy and France:

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In Lyon, Claire rode a pig on a carousel with Grandmom:

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In case you thought that Ben didn't get baths, a big tub welcomed him to Lyon:

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On to Remuzat in Provence:

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The rear of the bed and breakfast:

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Pop-pop and Hanna had some fun together:

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42 bottles of wine on the floor, 42 bottles of wine... (it was a long party):

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Claire kept an eye on Ben while the rest of us partied:

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There was a living statue at one of the markets.  If you gave him money, he would move (kind of going against the statue premise, but...).  The girls got kisses and flowers for their coins:

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At the Roman amphitheater, Claire decided that she needed to climb down to the stage and sing a few songs.  She was a big hit:

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Ben made out like a bandit in the shops of Aix (all shops everywhere, actually):

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The girls got new rain hats and thought it would be fun to stand next to a boar:

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The girls caught Peeps in Marseilles:

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Ben had a good time in Avignon, too (looking a bit like Steve McGarrett, maybe Kono):

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We took turns going on the carousels with the girls.  This was Uncle Joel's turn, and everyone had a good ride:

Uncle Joel, Hanna, and Claire in Avignon (9/00)


For some reason, no one recognized the movie stars:

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Wherever we went to a market, this group from Ecuador seemed to be playing.  We caught the beginning of their set in Avignon.  It was a normal scene, before a group of Italian tourists came and started dancing with the performers:

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Joel and I decided to join in, along with our passengers:

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Some people got some sleep on the way home:

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