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Saturday Snapshot: Trip to Europe!

on September 6, 2014

We just had the most fabulous vacation!

In late August we took the Disney Magic cruise ship for a trip that went from Barcelona to France, Italy, and then back to Spain. I can’t say enough how truly “magical” this experience was! We all loved it!

Here’s a picture of the ship (borrowed from online images):


It was quite spectacular! The kids had a lot of space and activities to themselves, which led my husband and me to have a lot of time alone – woo-hoo!

We stopped in Nice, France. We didn’t get off the boat that day, but it was truly beautiful. Then we went on to Italy and visited Florence: (Il Duomo)




We also saw this guy:


(note – this is a copy; the original is in the Galleria).

Then we went on to Pisa:




Yes – it is still leaning!

Then we saw Rome:


And the Vatican:



We skipped getting off in Naples (we were pooped!)

But at the end of the week, it was these smiles that made us happiest:


Now we are back to school, but this will definitely be a vacation that lives in our hearts and minds for a very long time!


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17 responses to “Saturday Snapshot: Trip to Europe!

  1. Princess of Eboli History Masquerade says:

    Lovely vacation!!!!❤️❤️❤️

  2. jmcguin7 says:

    Sounds like a fabulous trip with something for everybody!!

  3. Beth Hoffman says:

    I’m so glad y’all had a wonderful vacation! Isn’t Italy wonderful?

  4. Fabulous memories that will linger long afterwards…thanks for sharing the images! Here’s MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  5. Thanks for sharing your Disney cruise experiences. I’ve been wondering if my husband and I would enjoy going on one. Now I think we definitely would!

    • drbethnolan says:

      Disney exceeded my expectations. There were a TON of families with young children, but I was amazed how lovely everything was and how much time I had with my husband as the children were engaged in kids’ activities.

  6. Booketta says:

    We have yet to do Nice. You had a great trip. I love Pisa and Rome.

  7. Sue Jackson says:

    Wow, what an amazing trip to be able to take your kids on! Just beautiful sights – looks like you hit all the highlights. Glad you enjoyed your trip.


    Book By Book

  8. Ginny says:

    What a wonderful trip. You packed a lot in.

  9. Heather says:

    Great trip. We are going to Nice in October.

  10. Brona says:

    This looks fabulous. I struggle with cruise ships, but the Mediterranean looks calm and much more manageable to my dodgy sea-legs than the Pacific Ocean!
    You’ve given me food for thought….:-)

    • drbethnolan says:

      I was really worried that I would have trouble as I get car sick and air sick. I ended up LOVING the gentle sway of the boat, which is like a side to side, cradle motion (if I felt it at all). I loved going to sleep to that! They say if you have issues, take a lower deck cabin and get a window. Apparently, Disney has put “virtual windows” with a live feed in the inside staterooms so you feel like you have a window. I didn’t see those as we were on the outside with a balcony. I did find the Med. Sea very calm though – and beautifully blue!

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