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!