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September 18th, 2006


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10:32 am - Yes, I am aware I haven't updated in ages.
European itinerary has been pretty much finalized.
Transportation all done, as are most hotels.

Madrid
Barcelona
Venice
Tuscany
Rome
Paris
London

in just under a month.

Had a nice weekend. Had a lot of nice weekends lately. I tend to spend them with Missy.

Now, on to the photos!

Visited the Franklin Park Zoo. Really not bad as zoos go. I would like to have seen a bit more room for the animals to move around, but otherwise quite nice. A cockatiel had a nice conversation with us, mostly consisting of 'Hi.', followed by some mutual bouncing up and down. The lion, previously just lying around, around 4pm decided to impress everybody by climbing the highest rock in his area roaring his head off. I over-photod for the purpose of figuring out how long it would take my camera to empty. Seems I get about 200 or so before the battery dies, with about 600 fitting on the flash card.

Climbed Mondadnock not long ago. Got turned away from Summit 200 feet down because of 50mph windows and horizontal sleet. Which is bizarre, it came on so fast. The rest of the day was pretty nice.

Summited Cardigan too. No problems there.

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From:jon3
Date:September 18th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
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We have 2 nights/3 days and a car to get from Venice to Rome. That part is still pretty much wide open. We'd really welcome suggestions as to how to spend it.

Also, in madrid, 9th and 10th are mostly travel and arrival, night of the 10th is pre-wedding party (my brother not me!) and the 11th is the wedding, but after that we've got I think 3 days to wander, one of which we plan on a Toledo day trip. The other 2 we're open.

She's got most of Paris planned, and I have most of London planned. Rome is only a day or two, so that should be quick. We kind of snuck that in at the last moment. Also splurged on a 5 star hotel there =)
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From:geoffroi
Date:September 18th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
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I'll 2nd the suggestions in Barcelona. It was the highlight of my last trip to Europe....
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From:jon3
Date:September 19th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
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Car, dunno, but renting one should not be a problem if its worth it.

We have at least 3 days in barcelona that are seperate from our Madrid days.

This is our vague itinerary:

9 Fly to Madrid (BOS-MAD)
10 Wedding (Preparty)
11 Wedding
12 Wedding/Sightseeing
13 Toledo (day)
14 Madrid
15 Madrid -> Barcelona
16 Barcelona
17 Barcelona
18 Barcelona -> Venice
19 Venice
20 Venice -> Florence/Italy (Car Pickup)
21 Florence/Italy
22 Tuscany
23 Rome (Car Dropoff)
24 Rome -> Paris (ROM-PAR)
25 Paris
26 Paris
27 Paris -> London (PAR-LON)
28 London
29 London
30 London
1 London
2 London
3 Fly Home (LON-BOS)

Prada? I'm not sure. I'll ask her =)
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From:jon3
Date:September 19th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
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May have to save northern spain for another trip. We'd have to use the Madrid days, and we still have a long spanish style wedding to attend.
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