Europe 2022


Friday August 12, 2022
Orangerie and Eiffel Tower

For years I've asked the kids where they'd like to go on vacation.
Finally Robby said "Paris and Rome" and CJ agreed.
We planned to go in April but were delayed until August.
I was pleased to be able to book frequent flier tickets in August 2022 in March of 2022, typically they are all sold out.
In the end CJ decided he needed to keep working at his new company so he didn't come.

18:30 Europe time 09:30 California time
Kent: What are you seeing in Roma?  I'm not sure I'd do guided tours for the forum, colosseum, or even Vatican after my experience in June if I only have a few days
Kent:  Skip the line was also run thru the museum at breakneck speed after a 45minute talk in a boring shadeless courtyard describing the chapel painting

18:33 Europe time 09:33 California time
Dusty: Only Guided tour is of the floor of the coliseum, we have our own tickets for Vatican museum, borghese, pompei, ercolano
Dusty:  I use Rick Steves audioguides in museums frequently, they are fast paced enough to be useful, nearly every audio guide I've rented is about twice as long as it should be.

18:41 Europe time 09:41 California time
Kent: Nice!  It sounds like a great time is eminent! 

Dusty: Another 2 recovered, only about 300 to go
Dusty:  I had to search swisstopo to find both of these glaciers
Dusty:  Very curious what now-disused trail near Britannia hut those lost climbers were on when they found that body.


Dusty: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/11/swiss-mountain-pass-scex-rouge-tsanfleuron-glacier-melts-climate-crisis

This is the same area where the Swiss couple who disappeared in the 1940s resurfaced a few years ago
Dusty:  My cow climb last year, Col de Sanetsch


Kent: Somebody get up there with a metal detector! 

Friday August 12, 2022 Orangerie and Eiffel Tower
Saturday August 13, 2022 Versailles
Sunday August 14, 2022 Louvre, Orsey, and Rodin
Monday August 15, 2022 Sainte-Chapelle
Tuesday August 16, 2022 Rome
Wednesday August 17, 2022 Vatican Museum and Colosseum Underground
Thursday August 18, 2022 Borghese Gallary and Pantheon
Friday August 19, 2022 Pompei
Saturday August 20, 2022 Vatican
Sunday August 21, 2022 home (for some of us)


Friday August 12, 2022
Orangerie and Eiffel Tower