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Old 10-16-2014, 11:50 PM   #1
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Ciao Mickey, This is NOT Disney. The real Europe visited...10/21 -Day 2.2 x2

Welcome to my new TR which like the title suggests is not Disney related(I asked to post) but still was a great trip.

I will start writing tomorrow but just wanted to start it. I do hope you follow along and hope you enjoy the pics. I can tell you we went to. I will intorduce the cast as it goes along.

Milan
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Venice
Florence
Tuscany
Rome
(I went to) London
Paris

It was a busy 16 days but lot sof fun and saw so many great sites.

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Old 10-17-2014, 06:09 AM   #2
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Joining in! I love following along on your trips.
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I am here Scott I actually signed up for tumblr to follow along, but I am totally cool with you being here I was having issues figuring where to comment there (maybe my browser...or my untechnology nature)
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I'm here!!! And I can't wait to read all about your trip!!!
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I saw some pictures on Facebook and on the blog but now we get to read about all the details! Yay!
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #7
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Scott!
Determined to keep up with your TR! Loved seeing your pix on FB.
Now for all the details!! YEAH! Take a back seat Mickey!!
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:56 PM   #8
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I am in, Scott! Thanks for doing the TR. I could not access your blog.
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So happy to be reading a TR from you and Vinnie.

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Glad you are. It was very confusing and very slow with the upload of pics. Sorry about that. So did I.

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Old 10-17-2014, 08:57 PM   #13
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Day 1.1

Travel day was upon us. Five of us were traveling together to the airport so Jeff picked us up and brought us over to his place so we could wait for the cab to come. At 3pm the car came and we were on our way. They sent a minivan with lots of room for bags and for us (this may not be the case coming home).

Along the way we passed the skyline of NYC. It was taken from a moving car so this was the best I could get.
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Soon enough we were at the airport and then we passed through security and soon looking for a place to eat. We found a place to sit and order food and drinks. We got there before Donna & Mark but they soon joined us.
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I cannot remember what I had. I think I enjoyed it but just cannot remember. LOl.

After eating we made our way to the gate and waited. We boarded our flight and soon were on our way. Here is our chariot.


The next pics are just maps and such during the flight. Feel free to skip.

Here we are waiting to take off. Before our flight AlItalia moved us to the back of the plane and I was annoyed but it actually was fine. Vinny (hubby) is on the left and I am on the right.

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Here is a pic I posted on Facebook. The extra seat belt. Used to be a time when I had to use an extender and now I do not. I was so excited and am so happy.


Here is the plane we were on.







Then they brought around some snack.



They were not bad. An hour later they brought around our meals. I think I am the only one who enjoyed this. Mine was fresh and hot (maybe because we were 3 rows from the back) but almost all the others said it was terrible. Vinny had the chicken.



Then time passed and soon the sun was starting to come up.



Here is a check as to where we were.





Now the sun was really starting to come out.



Next up we had a snack. It was about 3 - 4 hours after the meal.



Let’s look at the map and see where we are. Looks like we were passing the Swiss Alps maybe.



I like the way the following pic looks.



Last map pic as we were close now.



Now the thing I found the coolest on AlItalia was they had a live cam you can watch from your seat of take off and landing. Here are a few pics of the images.



After we landed here is a pic from the camera.



Then we went to the gate and we went to customs and the potty. Along the way we saw this.



Customs was not bad and soon we were on our way. We went and took the train into the city. The train ride was about 45 minutes. I think I will stop here now. I took a lot of photos and videos.

Up next,

The first hotel

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Old 10-17-2014, 11:25 PM   #15
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Great start to your trip report, Scott!

I have never flown Alitalia, but that is mainly, because we like to fly out of our tiny home airport and only Lufthansa does that.
But your experience on the flight looks good. I remember the "pilot cam" from Lufthansa - they used to have that too.
Can't wait to see your first hotel and how you liked Milano!
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