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Switzerland...my new home

Switzland.... Beau. I am moving here. Its official. I alreadz told amber that we are going in 6 months and she said shed buy the ticket for the day after she walks across the stage. The alps, the snow, the lakes, rivers, people. All beautiful. The cars STOPPED before we even decided to cross the road. In Bern - we spent the day walking up a little hill that took us a few hours. Took a ton of photos at the top, with the view of the city on one side and the view of the alps on the other. The next day, we took a train to Luzern, then took a 2.5 hr BOAT across Lake Luzern to BRUNNEN. Ahhh....much better than what we see on the ships. Okay. In a way. Alaska IS beautiful. But my goodness. This was so peaceful and beautiful and i keep using the same words but the peace i felt (and a little bit chilly)....magnificent. Then train to Zurich and on to Munchen. Train activity: mainly playing cards....oh my i am additcted to Extreme crayz 8s. Its a great game. Honest. You should try it

Italia...mio amore

Walked to the bus stop for 20 minutes in the POURING rain, the first time we have been rained on....then rode the bus to Dublin for 3 hours, freeyzng, and all three having to pee...what a fun ride, let me tell you. Rome....Italy...Colloseum...Thomas and Kendra doing their own thing...Roman Forum...Fontana di Trevi...Palayyo Montecitorro...Temple├čAdrigano...Patheon...Vatican (met a youth pastor from MN, and a Priest from NJ)...Tombs of the Popes...Caste Sant Angelo...etc. etc. etc. Lots of old buildings that i took pictures of and will most likely have no idea what they are when my parents ask. The one thing i cannot get over is how well built and detailed these buildings are and how LONG it must have taken. I mean, buildings todaz last two years before thez start falling apart. These have lasted centuries and are being destroyed bz air-noise pollution-modern days doing. Booo Meghs and I went to an Irish Pub with Karaoke....i know...i know...but we werent ready to leave Ireland! Got

Cliffs of Moher...enough said...haha

Wow - So much to catch you up on. First off, I am in Germany and the ys and zs are switched on the keyboard so please dont make fun of my typing if i mess up... I know i am going to have trouble remembering the details because even though it was only 10 days ago, it feels like 6 months. After hearing beautiful comments about the scenery, we took a bus from Cork to Galway and ended up booking a tour through the hostel where we were staying (for only 20 euro!). We met the tour at 10am, hopped on the larger tour bus who had a wee man driving\commenting. Okay...i simply do not know where to begin. This has been the best day of our entire trip. We drove through the Burren - essentially a limestone landscape, home to over 70 percent of Irelands native flora (according to the brochure). It was beautiful and made more so by the stories and history told by the Tour Guide (TG). Next memorable stop was at a FAIRY FORT! Yes! You read correctly, a fairy fort. A prehistoric ring fort or ancient