Eurotrip Day 14: Paris Day – Musee d’Orsay, Eiffel Tower, and Wine Tasting

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Eurotrip Day 14 brought us absolutely perfect weather for sightseeing!  Paris has an extensive train system, but we opted to walk everywhere so we could see as much as possible.  That meant another 7 miles added to our overall trip!  We saw all of the major outdoor Paris attractions throughout the day, took a wine tasting class, and ended the evening with a very interesting dinner.  Read on to explore Paris with us…

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Eurotrip Day 13: London to Paris

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On Eurotrip Day 13 we definitely took it easy.  We slept in, then walked through Picadilly Circus to the National Portrait Gallery and The National [Art] Gallery.  We made our way to the train station in the afternoon, where we took the Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris.  Paris was a bit of a culture shock compared to Ireland and the United Kingdom… mostly because this was the only country during this trip where English was not the primary language.  Upon arriving at our hotel, we immediately downloaded Google Translate!

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Eurotrip Day 12 – The English Bus Tour to Bath and Stonehenge

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On Eurotrip Day 12, we enjoyed a full-day tour from London to Bath and Stonehenge aboard The English Bus.  Brooke and I were excited to see these historic sites, and I was looking forward to letting somebody else do the driving!  The city of Bath features old Roman-style baths and a beautiful abbey, and Stonehenge is an absolute marvel of the ancient world!

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Eurotrip Day 11: Jolly Ole London Town

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Eurotrip Day 11 was another 10+ mile day of walking and sight-seeing around London.  We opted not to do full tours at most of the sites, because let’s face it… that can get super pricey and time consuming.  We did tour Westminster Abbey, which was excellent and our favorite part of the day.  Neither of us knew that there are people buried within the abbey… some very famous people!  The ones we found most interesting were Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, and Charles Dickens.  We also attended a choral service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.  To end the day, we drank real ales and ate meat pies at a local pub on Trafalgar Square.

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Eurotrip Day 10: Scottish Family Heritage and Double Rainbows

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Day 10 was a day of great personal significance to me.  My maternal ancestors are from Scotland, and they lived in the small, central town, which bears the family name:  Moffat.  My grandfather traveled to Moffat a few times during his life to march in parades and celebrate his Scottish heritage.  I really enjoyed being able to visit my ancestral home, before spending the evening in Glasgow.

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Eurotrip Day 9: Edinburgh Day – Walking Tour, Harry Potter, & Arthur’s Seat

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On Eurotrip Day 9, I would estimate we walked no less than 10 miles.  We took a free walking history tour of the city, and then we hiked up to Arthur’s Seat (a giant hill overlooking the city of Edinburgh).  The hike was not easy, but the views were totally worth the effort!  We walked back to our hotel and spent the rest of the evening eating, sipping wine, and propping up our very tired feet!

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Eurotrip Day 8: Playing St. Andrews – The Home of Golf

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Eurotrip Day 8 was a dream come true for me.  I spent the morning golfing a full 18 holes at the St. Andrews Old Course – the oldest golf course in the world!  Brooke opted to stay in the clubhouse, because it was literally freezing when I teed off, but she got to watch me on the first hole.  Also, golf carts are not allowed at St. Andrews, so I was required to walk the full 18 holes.  I played one of my best rounds of golf ever, ending with a score of 83.  After golfing, we explored the town of St. Andrews.  We  then drove down to Edinburgh where we ended the evening with a fascinating underground ghost tour!

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