Friday, August 8, 2008

European Vacation 2008 - Map

On the right hand side under Travel Maps, you will find a map of our European Summer Vacation and the route we took or click here. We started in Denmark, but our first stop was Prague (Praha), Czech Republic. Our last stop was Cologne (Koln), Germany. You can click on a bubble and read the short summary or click on the link, which will take you to the blog entry and/or the slideshow.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Searching for food in Lucerne, Switzerland

NB: This was my first attempt at using the video feature on my relatively basic camera and putting it on the blog. Hopefully it will play correctly.

The swans are typically fed tons of bread by tourists, so it surprised us to see swans that weren't so lucky actually searching for food. Here's one Swan's adventure.

video


Here's what happens when you feed the swans...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mmmm....beer

Cheers! Skål ! Salud! Prost! Na zdraví!

Here's Chuck's attempt at soaking up..err drinking up...some local culture while on our 18-day whirlwind tour of Europe.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that. Can’t you read the signs?

Did you just sing the song by Five Man Electrical Band and/or the remake by Tesla?

Signs in Europe make us laugh hysterically…and scratch our heads wondering what they mean. (click on a tri-picture below to make it bigger)

Cars merging in both lanes…or…someone is playing with matchbox cars
Caution road work ahead…or…crazy Europeans shoveling piles of dirt
Caution steep grade ahead…or…attention truck drivers, don’t run into each other

Caution windy, slow down…or…conditions ideal for windsocks and kites
Exit…or...Ausfahrt is not a city in Germany
Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up (located in the shower)

Music festival…or…really cold water in Lake Lucerne
Special reserved motorcycle parking...does this replace handicapped parking?

Too bad you can't walk on the grass or play in this park!
Not picking up after your pooch could cost you 36E or $54USD!