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Sunday, August 14, 2011

What I Did On My Summer Vacation, Pt. 2

The next stop on our family vacation was Colmar, France. The town is in the Alsace region of France and had gone back and forth between French and German control for many years. It is called "Little Venice" for an obvious reason. This charming little town is also the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty. A walk around town, a farmer's market, and some yummy French wine completed another grand family vacation day!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

What I Did On My Summer Vacation, Pt. 1

Last month I took a family vacation for two weeks in Europe. The trip started in Basel, Switzerland with an afternoon checking out the town, including the town hall and our first church of the trip, the Cathedral of Basel. The next day we headed out on a ride through part of the Alps, including a cog wheel train to a restaurant surrounded by mountains. One town we stopped in had a sign that suspiciously looked like a pug! Arriving back after a full day of touring and eating, a St. Bernard mix was waiting to greet us! What a grand way to end the first full day of a trip than with a good meal, good times with family, and good wine! More to come!