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European Vacation 2008

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The Cobb family is set to reunite this week in Paris as we begin nearly two weeks in Europe to see Stuart and visit Paris, Amsterdam, Maastricht, Brussels and London.

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Brussels, Belgium

Our day in Brussels was hectic...we just had about 24 hours to see the sights, so we got on it quickly.

Brussels seems to have nothing but churches, chocolate shops and restaurants/cafes! The selection was endless, and we enjoyed looking around the Grand Place and the vicinity. We did find some awesome chocolate, and we had one of our best meals of the trip last night...

Our hotel...the Hotel Atlas...left a bit to be desired, so if you're coming here, scratch that one off your list. Really, that's been our first hiccup, and that was minor.

We meet Stuart tomorrow afternoon at the airport to fly to London...more then.

permalink written by  corncobb on November 27, 2008 from Brussels, Belgium
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London Day 1

London, United Kingdom

We arrived in London this afternoon, and to our surprise, the hotel had sent a driver for us...here we are, ready to head down and board the tube, and here's a driver with our name on a little board, ready to take us to our hotel...we were quite pleased!

Our hotel...the Park City...is by far the best we've stayed in on the trip, though it's not the most expensive. The rooms are large, the beds are very comfy, we're very happy here.

We had dinner tonight at the Seashell...according to our driver, our concierge and the cabbie, it's the best fish and chips in London. I'm no expert, but I can tell you, dinner was fabulous!

We returned, had a quiet drink in the bar, and are about to turn in. We have just one full day with Stu here in London, and we're going to see a lot tomorrow. I'll have a lot to report tomorrow, no doubt...until then...

permalink written by  corncobb on November 28, 2008 from London, United Kingdom
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London Day 3

London, United Kingdom

Had another great day in London today...Trafalger Square, Covent Garden, the Dickens House Museum, topped off with another outstanding dinner...we're seeing a lot, having a great time...

We're going to visit Windsor Castle tomorrow, lot's on the docket...back in touch soon...

I'll try and get more info on day 2 tomorrow as well...

permalink written by  corncobb on November 30, 2008 from London, United Kingdom
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Back to the USA

Colorado Springs, United States

After a great trip it was, alas, time to return home. The flight from London to Chicago was a bit better because we had been upgraded to Economy Plus, some additional legroom. Plus, the flight wasn't very full, so we were able to spread out. The flight from Chicago to Colorado Springs was much more cramped, but by that time, we were too tired to care.

Mark and Alison picked us up at the airport, everyone had a good nights sleep, and we're back at it today. We will begin posting photos tonight...we couldn't post on the road, we didn't want all the photos on my computer, we weren't sure how we'd get them back to the home machine. But we'll download tonight, and I'll begin posting, I promise.

permalink written by  corncobb on December 2, 2008 from Colorado Springs, United States
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