Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This is the five star hotel we stayed in. Stein's is part of a preferred hotel group so we are able to get smokin' deals all over the world!!!
This is our amazing view from our hotels outdoor cafe. Not too shabby.
One of the many amazing cathedrals in the city. On Sunday, all the churches ring their bells for what seemed like an hour our so at two different times throughout the day. The combined sound of the bells was very impressive.
Yet another cathedral.
More gorgeous pics of the beautiful city and the River Limmat.
The architecture, history, and culture throughout Europe is something we are both very passionate about.
Zurich was our final destination. We chose this as our opportunity to relax before we headed home to reality. It rained most the time we were there. It even flooded the train station during a heavy storm but it didn't pose as an inconvenience. We had the most amazing trip!!! We enjoyed all the culture and cuisine of each country had to offer, we saw some of the most beautiful scenery that exists on earth, we were surrounded by history, explored museums, took advantage of the most amazing rail system, saw numerous castles, and ate lots and lots of chocolate!!! What more could you want.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
These pictures are of a place called Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal World). It was a huge display where nearly everything was made of crystals with the exception of the randon dancing pants. The top picture is a jellyfish. The middle is a huge caleidoscope you walk through where you could see thousands of mirror images of yourself while the colors changed. If you stood in the very middle, your voice would echo loudly throughout by bouncing off all the walls. I found it very entertaining to make funny ghost sounds and laugh at myself while Rob walked the other way shaking his head. The third image is the randon dancing pants that were choreographed to music. They also had a cool fountain outside made of shrubbs with the waterfall spewing out the mouth and the big crystal eyes changed color. Just like Disneyland, at the end of the tour it led you into a huge outlet store. I got a beautiful necklace and earings.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, September 06, 2007
This is our friends estate in Burr Ridge just outside of Chicago.
The guest house we stayed in. Not too shabby.
They mix cheese with carmelcorn. Hey, don't knock it 'til you try it.
Thanks for the recommendation Steph!!!
Our friends Bill and Melanie Bell at a Mexican joint.
Pizza at the famous Uno's of Chicago with Bill, Melanie, Jared, and another Melanie. After a limo ride from our friends driver, Reginald.
A GIANT bean. It reflects the city's landscape from all directions. Rob found out it doesn't taste so good though....... more for decoration. It's at the Millenium Park.
Here's Walter, I mean Rob, about to partake in the best cheesecake on the planet. Straight from Eli's Cheesecake factory. (Cheesecake that's so good it has 65 grams of fat per slice. Whoaaaaaaaaa!!)