The girls just returned from another European tour with Madison’s High School English Teacher.  This year, Mackenzie was old enough to go (you have to be a high school aged student).  So my wife and daughters signed up along with Carie’s sister and my niece.  The five of them toured with 23 other students and adults on the trip arranged by Reformation Tours.  This is the second tour with this company and they do a great job.

They landed in Venice on Wednesday morning last week and began a 9 day tour of many of  Italy’s most famous cities and attractions.  Venice (obviously), Pisa and the leaning tower, Verona and Juliet’s balcony (from Romeo & Juliet), Florence where they saw Michael Angelo’s “David” in the Academia Museum, the St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, Rome and the Vatican, Pompeii and the ruins, and finally the Isle of Capri.  That sounds like all the high points if you ask me.

I’ve only begun to hear the stories, but from all accounts it sounds like the trip of a lifetime.  Well, that’s probably only true until next year’s trip.

Now that I’ve had a chance to aggregate all of the photos, here are a couple of my favorite shots from the trip and a link to the rest at Flickr.


Gondola’s at the docks in Venice


Silly tourist photos at the Leaning Tower of Pisa


Photos are forbidden in the Sistene Chapel (except for a sneaky selfie)


The cousins in Vatican City (St. Peter’s Cathedral)


Hailey & Mackenzie with their toes in the Mediterranean.


The only shot of all the girls (Leaning Tower of Pisa)





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