Category Archives: Euro2007

The post with no theme

I was trying to come up with a theme for our recent Roman ramblings, but had no luck. So here are a few nice pictures we took in Rome, with some commentary. The whole family tried to take pictures of … Continue reading

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Self-Portraits

Jim and Nora have both become obsessed with taking self-portraits on this trip. They’ve done some really creative work in this genre. Here are some of their best. Jim at Notre Dame: Nora at the zero mile marker for France … Continue reading

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How do you turn a big truck in a narrow alley?

This is how: This truck somehow decided our street was wide enough to complete a U-turn in. It only took about five minutes.

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Well, that was exciting

We arrived in Rome, exhausted again. This time it wasn’t about the jet-lag, or a long flight. It’s just that we had to get up at 4:30 a.m. in order to catch our flight. Jim’s our tour guide here, and … Continue reading

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Au revoir, Paris, Buongiorno, Roma!

As I write this, I’m wedged into my EasyJet seat, flying high over the French countryside. We’ve had a great week in Paris and are wondering what will come next. But I’m also still digesting our Paris experience, both literally … Continue reading

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Photography

I’ve been a real slacker in the photo department the last couple days. I’ve mostly taken pictures of other people taking pictures. Two days ago we visited Notre Dame, and Nora wanted to climb up the stairs in the tower. … Continue reading

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An ascent of M. Eiffel’s creation

Today I was fortunate enough to be escorted up M. Gustav Eiffel’s famed tower. It has most deservedly attracted the attention of engineers world-wide, as it is indeed the tallest man-made structure in the world, more than doubling the height … Continue reading

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In Paris!

We’ve finally arrived, exhausted, in Paris. The packing experiment (all carry-on, all the time) seems to be working, but Greta and I both seem to have made the same mistake with our bags — too much weight too far away … Continue reading

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My current weight

We leave for Europe in about 4 hours. Currently I weigh 217 pounds — 7 more than when I ran the half marathon last December. I’ll post my weight again when I get back. If I can return from Europe … Continue reading

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Packed!

We’re completely packed for Europe! These packs contain everything we’ll need for our seven-week trip. We were able to pack all we need using just one carry-on-size bag for each person. Well, almost everything. There are a few items that … Continue reading

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Europe: The preparations

In less than two weeks, the entire Munger family will board a jet for Paris and a seven-week Europe adventure. This will be the longest vacation I’ve ever taken, and certainly the most ambitious travel I’ve ever done with kids … Continue reading

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