OUR 5 WEEKS IN EUROPE - Sept.- Oct., 2007

      In November 2006, our son and his wife had moved to Brussels , and for several months they had been encouraging us to visit if we were willing and able.   We were more than willing, but it took some time to become able.  Finally we just closed our eyes and set the date of September 4.  We allowed 5 weeks, thinking we could go to our beloved Norway for one week.  Then, so as not to be too burdensome as houseguests, during the work week, we could take multiple day and overnight trips using Brussels as a base. Without half trying, we managed to set foot in no less than 7 countries.--- in order: Belgium, England, Norway, France, Luxembourg, Germany & the Netherlands. ~~~  Peg & Keith Wheeler

Here we share some of our way-too-many photos in the following albums:

    5-6 Sept. - INTRO --- ARRIVE BRUSSELS BELGIUM - Etterbeek Neighborhood, City Center

    7 Sept. --- VILLERS ABBEY, Belgium farm land & dinning (+ BEER)

    8 Sept. --- NAMUR City, River Cruise, Citadel, Battle Reenactment, around town

    9 Sept. --- BRUSSELS - Mass/Music at St. Michael's, LePetit Sablon Park, Military Museum, WATERLOO

    10 Sept. --- BELGIUM - Tongeren in the rain & castle search

    11 Sept. --- BELGIUM - Lier (clock tower), Westmalle, & Antwerp

    12 Sept. --- London, UK

    13 Sept. --- Arrive NORWAY - Haugesund, Kumla & Slogvik Farm

    14 Sept. --- NORWAY - Drive with Berit & Sjur Slogvik - Nedstrand, Jelsa, Gullingen, Rřldal, Odda, Ĺkrafjorden

    15 Sept. --- NORWAY - Slogvik morning, Avaldsnes History Center, Geir visit at Karmsund, Slooper Bauta Reunion at Hervik.

    16 Sept. --- NORWAY - Drive with Einar & Anne Nora to the Vats & Sauda areas

    17 Sept. --- NORWAY - Drive with Gunleif down Rogaland coast - Klepp to Egersund to Hauge to Ana-Sira (Log)

    18 Sept. --- NORWAY - Morning at Ĺna-Sira, Drive with Gunleif to Flekkefjord & north to Bjerkreim & Finnřy, Sloop Replica Project

    19 Sept. --- NORWAY - Drive with Gunleif to high country: Sirdal, Vest-Agder - Head of Lysefjord

   20 Sept. --- NORWAY to BELGIUM - Kleppe to Stavanger's Sola Airport - Flight to Brussels via Oslo

    22 Sept. --- to FRANCE - Amiens, Giverny (Monet's Garden), Vernon

    23 Sept. --- FRANCE - Rouen to Bayeux ("Bayeux Tapestry")

    24 Sept. --- FRANCE - Bayeux, Normandy Beaches, Omaha Beach, Port-en-Bessin, Meuvaines, Arromanches

    25 Sept. --- FRANCE - Leaving Bayeux - Honfleur, Le Havre, Fécamp

    26-27 Sept. --- BRUSSELS - Aviation section of Military Museum - Music Instrument Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts

    28 Sept. --- BELGIUM - Train to Leuven

    29 Sept. --- NETHERLANDS (HOLLAND) - Drive to town of Delft

    30 Sept. --- BRUSSELS - Sunday Market, National Botanic Garden, Horta Museum

    1 Oct. --- LUXEMBOURG - Train to Luxembourg, capitol city of Luxembourg

    2 Oct. --- GERMANY - Trains from Luxembourg down Mosel River to Koblenz, Germany; up Rhine River to Rüdesheim, Germany

    3 Oct. --- GERMANY - Bingen & Rüdesheim on the Rhine

    4 Oct. --- GERMANY - Rhein/Rhine River Cruise, Rudesheim to Koblenz (mostly Castles) - Train north to afternoon at Köln (Cologne)

   5 Oct. --- GERMANY - Köln (Cologne & Cologne) - leaving Germany

    6 Oct. --- BELGIUM - Antwerp

    7 Oct. --- BELGIUM - Ghent & Brugge

    8 & 9 Oct. --- BELGIUM - 1˝ days more in Brugge

    9 & 10 Oct. --- Leaving BUSSELS, BELGIUM

BONUS PHOTOS

ANTWERP BOAT MUSEUM - 2 Fall 2007 Visits

Replica Construction of Emigrant Ship "Restauration" - Finnřy, Rogaland, Norway. See BONUS PHOTOS bottom of WheelerFolk album of 18 Sept. album or Restauration.no official site, (newly revised in 2009 in both English & Norwegian).

Peg & Keith welcome your comments, questions or corrections -

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