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!
Oopsie…I missed a couple days again. I’ll make up for it today!! 🙂 As I mentioned in my Eze post, while my mom and I town-hopped the French Riviera, our home base was in Nice. I had had a hard time choosing between Nice and Cannes as our Riviera home base during the trip planning stages, but in the end, I had gone with Nice. … Continue reading Europe 5: Nice!
Oopsie…I missed a day! I have a great excuse though– I was busy at a GenU event! (GenU is the “young working professionals” group of United Way.) So last I left off, we had boarded the overnight train to Nice! BUT WAIT. I forgot one of THE funniest moments of the ENTIRE trip. I will cherish these pictures forever: What is going on here, you … Continue reading Europe 4: Eze!
How’s that for a confusing title 🙂 On our second day in Paris, my mom and I had two goals– go to the top of the Eiffel Tower & also to the top of Le Sacre Coeur. Beyond that, we were open to anything, since we had seen most of the sites we wanted to see the day before. After a wrong trip on the … Continue reading Europe 3: Paris 2!
Our first European destination was Paris! We arrived at 9:30AM, after a pretty uneventful plane ride. I slept for most of it, and I believe my mom got some shut eye too. For dinner, she had some sort of chicken thing, and I had beef canolli– oops, I mean canneloni 🙂 I didn’t realize there was a difference until my mom corrected me. We hoped … Continue reading Europe 2: Paris!
It has been so long since my last blog post, that I literally forgot the website. I couldn’t remember if i was on Blogspot.com or WordPress or something else! Europe was a blast! As expected 🙂 Coming back to the May accounting close & second half of the year forecast deadline all in four days….has not been a blast. I’m absolutely slammed at work! (What’s … Continue reading Europe Recap Part 1!