Category Archives: Europe

Iceberg

Cruising off the coast off Greenland we spotted several things: A large iceberg, whales (actually didn’t see these, but heard reports), and a bright object in the sky; we hear it’s called the sun. I liked this juxtaposition of Iceberg … Continue reading

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Not Quite Iceland

It looks like this is the closest we’re going to get to Iceland. Although we can’t really detect it on the ship, apparently there is a 35 knot wind blowing across the harbor entrance, which makes it impossible to dock. … Continue reading

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Nowhere

We were supposed to be in Belfast today, but due to a 25 knot wind with 50 knot gusts and rain we stayed in Dublin overnight, and will depart for Iceland in stormy weather, skipping Belfast. Too bad, as I … Continue reading

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Dublin

We visited Dublin two years ago on our Ireland/Scotland/England tour, and I tried hard to like the city, but it just never clicked for me. I had the same experience (and the same dreary, drizzly weather) this time. Pubs, a … Continue reading

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Cornwall

We awoke in the harbor at Fallmouth and tendered over (a slow process because of the small dock) for an hour drive to Lizard, the southernmost point of England. There we took a five-mile two-hour coastal hike along the perilous … Continue reading

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Southampton

Today we bid farewell to London, and its extraordinarily nice weather during this week of gastronomic exploration. We had a painless transfer by private car to Southampton, a 90 minute drive south. The boarding procedures in the new terminal were … Continue reading

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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

We had lunch at Benares, an Indian restaurant near our hotel. It’s run by a chef with one Michelin star. I was a bit disappointed, as I didn’t really find the food to be the creative twist on Indian cuisine … Continue reading

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Love Never Dies But This Tooth Did

For the past month I’ve had sinus headaches and jaw aches, but when I went to my dentist at Starbase Dental last week he couldn’t identify a particular tooth that was the problem. He prescribed antibiotics and told me to … Continue reading

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Maze

We tried another Gordon Ramsay restaurant for lunch, Maze. It was a short walk through Mayfair, a really charming part of the city. Maze is near all the embassies that cluster around Grosvenor Square. It’s fairly different from Petrus, more … Continue reading

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Into The Woods

I was awakened by Linda informing me it was 11:30AM and we were about to miss our lunch reservation! A quick shower and short cab ride took us to Petrus, one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants, where we had a leisurely, … Continue reading

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Fleming’s Mayfair

I wasn’t sure about the place we booked. It sounded good, but you never know in England, where the rooms can be small and tired. But Flemings turned out to be a real gem. Just a couple minute cab ride … Continue reading

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The Gatwick Express

The Gatwick Express train from Gatwick Airport to Victoria Station runs non-stop and only takes about a half hour. It’s easy to buy tickets at the machines, but less confusing to buy them on the train.

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England, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, New York 2010

By Land and Air and Sea And so we set out for a three week adventure, first to London, then a peculiar repositioning cruise that will take us to odd places on the way back to New York. Our morning … Continue reading

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Scotland & Ireland 2008

Trinity at the Globe front: Sarah, Allistair, Izzy, Bethany, Christina, ?, Matt, Janine Papin Middle: Maggie, Dani, ?, Kyra, Stephanie, James, Gabe, Tommy, Laura Rear: Adam, Sven, James, David, Emma, Laura, Denee, Alex, Daniel, Jamie, ?, ? We scheduled this … Continue reading

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Europe 2007

Rome, Switzerland, Paris, London Friday, June 29, 2007 Orlando to London For Dani’s 16th birthday she asked to take her friend Christina, to Europe. This is the journal of that trip. The only time Christina has been out of the … Continue reading

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Europe 2006

Monaco, Spain, Portugal, France, England Wednesday, June 7, 2006 Orlando to London It was an easy trip. We took off about half and hour late for unexplained reasons, so arrived about the same amount late, shortly after 7am London time. … Continue reading

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Europe 2004

Rome, Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples, Pisa, Athens, Ephesus, Monte Carlo, Barcelona Tuesday, June 8, 2004 Orlando to Paris Last month Linda sold her Mitsubishi Eclipse to a friend and is driving a rental car until the 2005 RX8s are available, … Continue reading

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Baltic 2002

England, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, 2002 This summer we decided to explore a completely different part of the world. None of us had ever been to any of the ports on this 12 day cruise around the Baltic.We … Continue reading

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Europe 2001

London, Paris, Rome with Dani Saturday, July 28, 2001 Orlando In the spring Linda informed Danielle and me that she would be too busy to travel this summer. So Danielle and I began looking for something interesting to do, and … Continue reading

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France 2000

In May, 2000 my Director of Sales, David Geoghegan, and I traveled to Europe to teach Alcorn McBride seminars in Germany and France. We spent three days in Uhingen, outside Stuttgart, then flew via Zurich, to Paris. After meeting with … Continue reading

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Germany

Stuttgart, Germany, October 1999. While visiting our European distributors in nearby Uhingen, I had a chance to enjoy the local Octoberfest, called Volksfest. Sometimes the best part is coming home — in this case from Photokina 2000. Here’s my welcoming … Continue reading

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France 1991

Danielle was born in 1991. When she was six months old, Linda, Danielle and Nicole moved to Paris for the EuroDisneyland installation. Danielle and Nicole stayed for three months, and Linda stayed on for an additional three months. Steve made … Continue reading

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Europe 1990

In 1990 I visited Gothenburg, Sweden for a week to install one of the first Iwerks Turbo Tour Theater simulator rides. on the way back I met Linda in Europe, and we spent a week visiting Paris and London. Hotel … Continue reading

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