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Day 20: Goodbye, Italy

Surprising nobody, when we got up at 10 in the morning we were all exhausted. I was so exhausted I slept in until 10. Checkout was at 11, so I had an hour to shower and pack. Everyone was groggy. … Continue reading

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Day 19: Venice

We’ve┬ástarted to fray at the edges. Everyone’s been super troopers for the whole trip, but we’re tired. We’ve been going to sleep at midnight and waking up at 8 since Montreux, often for reasons outside our control (taking a wrong … Continue reading

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Day 18: Wine Country

And not that chintzy California wine country, either. Italian wine country, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Or something. The drive was uneventful. In the morning Dad and I got up early (parking got expensive at … Continue reading

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Day 17: My Own Room

Today was supposed to be a full day in Florence, but that was scrapped because we didn’t make it to Florence, only as far Pisa. Today we finished the journey and settle with an afternoon in Florence. We started off … Continue reading

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Day 16: Our Lot

I am, over and over, glad that we as a family can keep a cool head in the most stressful of situations. We don’t complain, we don’t whine, we just keep a level head and find the best possible path … Continue reading

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Day 15: Up

Our last day in Montreux, the start of our time in Italy. The start this morning was somewhat lazier than others – we loaded the car and left for a bakery down the road, where I got a chocolate crossoint … Continue reading

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Day 14: European Council for Nuclear Research

Have I mentioned yet how beautiful Montreux is? Anyway, today we went down to Meyrin (a small town outside Geneva) to see the nuclear laboratory there. We’re nerds, we can’t pass up an opportunity to visit our Mecca. That’s Jason … Continue reading

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Day 13: Montreux, Part Deux

Today’s plan was originally to visit the castle down the shore, but Nina (Kayla’s friend from last night) suggested we visit the chocolate factory. So we did. And we got the worst stomachache ever. It all started at five in … Continue reading

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Day 12: Montreux

Our itinerary for this trip is essentially Britain, France, and Germany, with a week in each location. Between France and Germany we spend a week driving through Switzerland, Turin, Florence, Verona, and finally Munich by way of Innsbruck. We leave … Continue reading

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Day 11: Notre Dame and The Oranges

Today is our last full day in Paris, tomorrow we leave early for Lyon and then to Montreux for a few days before heading across Italy to Munich. We decided to go to the Notre Dame, because you can’t go … Continue reading

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