Saturday, February 25, 2006

Backpacking Europe with my Love

This trip was to be our first big journey since our Honeymoon. With unreserved excitement, we meticulously planned this incredible backpacking trip. To be three weeks long, and take us to countries far from home...our excitement was unmatched. Until...three months before departure we learned we were pregnant with our fist baby. Life took on new joy as we prepared for a baby and anticipated our last (for awhile) trip as a duo.
Luke had lived in England for 2 years while serving a mission for the LDS church. We were confident about traveling overseas, knowing there were many people in close range who loved Luke and would help us if needed.
Our itinerary took us to London-Rome-the Vatican City(it's own country) - Venice- & Paris. Unfortunately due to pregnancy complications, we missed the last leg of our trip featuring Ireland-Scotland-Germany-Switzerland, & a week in London with friends. It was still amazing and we are currently planning a return trip in a few years.

Some highlights from the trip:

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  1. The Colosseum in Rome
  2. Trieve fountain in Rome
  3. Street boats in Venice
  4. Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano (St Peters Basilica in Vatican City- pictured above)
  5. Eiffel Tower in Paris
  6. Beautiful landscape and architecture