I’m sure you’ve been on the tips of your toes waiting for this post! 😉 I actually typed this over a week and a half ago during a meeting at work….but then never got around to emailing it to my personal email, which is on my Macbook, where all of the pictures are. First world problems right here. After just a short bit in tranquil … Continue reading Europe 15: Zurich!
We arrived in Lucerne. Starving. Of course. Some people may go to Europe to relax and sip the wine and enjoy the food. I go to Europe to beeline my way across as many countries as I can, chugging a water bottle and shoving an apple down my throat whenever I feel faint from lack of nutrients. My mom just happened to be dragged along … Continue reading Europe 14: Lucerne!
“Paige! WAKE UP! It’s SUNNY!” My mom claims I went from lying asleep to standing in .1 seconds. I just remember running to the window, peering out, and seeing clear blue skies everywhere!!!! It seemed like too great of a dream come true—I decided we had to chop chop and get to it! We had to get up to the top of a peak in … Continue reading Europe 13: Schilthorn!
Oh boy oh boy! We’ve made it to Switzerland! This is the part of the trip that I have dreaded blogging about most because it was my very, very favorite—how on EARTH am I ever going to choose from my thousands of pictures those that I post on this blog!? I have dreamed of going to Switzerland for a very long time and was devastated … Continue reading Europe 12: Interlaken Day 1!
Holy tornado, Lake Como. When we woke up following our first day in Milan, my mom and I had to decide whether we wanted to go up and see the Lake Como area, or if we would prefer to just stay in Milan. Since the weather forecast for both was not so great, we decieded why not go to Lake Como, while we were here!? … Continue reading Europe 11: Lake Como!
After our day in Portofino and our delicious meal in Genova, we woke up and headed for Milan! After a quick train ride, we were checking into our hotel, and off to explore. We were about a 15 minute walk from the Duomo, so we headed there first, noticing the opera and the gorgeous Galleria de Vittorio Emanuele II. (I would definitely shop more often … Continue reading Europe 10: Milan!
How am I on Europe “9” and not even halfway through the trip!? I think writing everything out is even more exhausting than being on the go real-time! Lesson learned: next time, try to blog while on the trip, not after 🙂 Genova, Italy is where we stayed for two nights, during our day in Portofino. Did you know that Genova is the birthplace of … Continue reading Europe 9: Genova!
Back in October, when I first started becoming more excited about the surprise & less able to keep it a secret, I quizzed my mom on a road trip to Laughlin to see my grandparents, who were in town gambling (of course). Me: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Mom: Europe! Me: (Cha-ching!!!!!) Well where in Europe!? It’s a … Continue reading Europe 8: Portofino!
Our last stop on the French Riviera was Monaco! Specifically, Monte Carlo! (Which happens to be like the only city in Monaco, sooooo…..basically we saw the whole country, right?) Immediately after we got off the 30-minute train ride from Cannes, we were awed by the view out the station window: Knowing only “take a left after you exit the train station” (thanks wonderful front desk … Continue reading Europe 7: Monaco!
On our second day in the Riviera, my mom and I decided that we wanted to squeeze in Cannes! It had been in our original plans, then moved off the list, then added back on once we saw how close all of the towns along the Riviera truly were to one another. So on our second morning in Nice, we hopped on a train and, … Continue reading Europe 6: Cannes!