Photo Gallery 2010






Family Activities

Jack's Business Trips


Belgium Travel Log 2/13 - 2/16

Saturday 2/13/2010
- UA 950 ORD to BRU arrive at 7am Saturday
- Train from BRU to Brussels Central Station
- Tourism Brussels Museum Passes Brussels Card
- Snacks at La Chaloupe d'Or /De Gulden Boot/The Golden Boot. Gaufre/Waffels on the Grand Place
- Dinner at La Petite Fontaine
- Geotagged Photos in Everytrail

Sunday 2/14/10
- Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique Museum Cafe
- Les Musées de la Ville de Bruxelles in Grand Place
- Lunch at Exki
- Horta Museum
- Dinner Roy D'Espagne
- Geotagged Photos in Everytrail

Monday 2/15/10
- Breakfast in Galeries Saint-Hubert
- Shopping on Rue Neuve / Nieuwstraat
- Sacha Shoes, Liz Boots
- Galeria Inno
- Lace - Manufact La dentelle belge
- Valrhona Chocolate
- Leonidas Chocolate
- Putiikki Finnish Shop Liz Clothes
- Lunch at EXKi
- Dinner at Belga Queen
- Geotagged Photos in Everytrail

Tuesday 2/16/10
- Train to Antwerp
- Diamond Museum
- De Kathedraal O.-L.Vrouwekathedraal Antwerp
- Grand Cafe' Horta
- Rubenshuis
- Aveda Lotion
- Buy Camera Memory from Vanden Borre
- Shopping at M&S Mode
- Train back to Brussles
- Dinner at La Rose Blanche
- Geotagged Photos in Everytrail

Wednesday 2/17/10
- Train to Bruges
- Museums in Bruges: Groeningemuseum, Memling in St Johns Hospital, Our Lady of the Potterie, Gruuthuse, Stadhuis, Welcome Church of Our Lady`f
- Dinner at Roy D'Espagne
- Souvenier Beers from Belgian Beer Tradition at Grand Place
- Chocolate from Leonidas
- Geotagged Photos in Everytrail

Thursday 2/18/10
- Geox Shoes at Airport for Cathie Gautam Fashion

Paris Travel Log 2/13 - 2/16

Thurs - 7/15/10
United from Dulless landed at 6:55
RER B Train from CDG to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame stop
Hotel Le Regent
Musée du Louvre
Lunch at Cafe Mullien, the Cafe near famous paintings Le Radeau de la Meduse / Raft of Medusa, Theodore GERICAULT
Les Arts Décoratifs Museum
A Toutes Vapeurs Cafe just North of Louvre
Nap in hotel room
Dinner at L'Atlas cafe near hotel (11 rue De Buci)

Fri - 7/16/10
Les Deux Musees, Cafe near D'Orsay
Musée D'Orsay
Mezzanine Eliance Orsay, cafe in basement of museum
Musée Rodin
Cafe du Musee, Lunch at cafe near Rodin museum

Tombeau de Napoléon, Napoléon's Tomb
Shopped briefly at Bookbinders on Rue du Bac
Metro from St Germain des Pres to St Paul
Shopped at Zone Nordique on Rue St. Paul
Musée Carnavalet
Dome St Paul, Cafe across the street from Église St-Paul-St-Louis
Metro from St Paul to St Germain des Pres
Dinner at famous Les Deux Magots Blvd St Germain des Pres
Walk back to hotel

Sat 7/17/10
Slept until 10am!
Metro to Pompidou Center Odeon/Cathelet/Rambuteau
Cafe by Pompidou Center
Musee National d'Art Moderne - wonderful tour by Liz!
Stravinsky Fountain
Notre Dame tour
Notre Dame Crypt
Metro to Monmart Cite/Chatelet/Madeline/Abbesses - lost my wallet!!
Liz's ATM card worked at Abbesses!!
Mom helped get our credit cards canceled
Steep walk to Sacre Cour, beautiful view of the city!
Walk to Moulin Rouge
Dinner at a nice cafe on Abesses - Le Bruant
Metro back to Pont Neuf Abesses/Madeline/Chatelet (hard to exit!!)
Tour boat ride on the Seine River-Les Vedettes du Pont-Neuf
Crepes for snack

Sun 7/18/10
Breakfast at Le Relais Odeon on St German Blvd
Odeon to St Martin to RER C Line Train Champ de Mar,Tour Eiffel
Walk Tour Eiffel, Parc du Champ de Mars, Ecole Militaire
Cross Seine at Pont De L'Alma
Visit grounds of Palis de Tokyo
Walk to Place du Trocadero
Metro 6 to Arc de Triomphe
Walk Av. des Champs Elysees
Quiche at Pomme de Pain Cafe
Continue to walk the Champs Elysees
- Place de Concorde
- Tour de France viewing stand
- Ste Marie Madeleine
- Place Vendome
- Souviners on Rue de Rivoli: Plasirs de Paris (Wine)
- Jeanne d'Arc
- Musee des Arts Decoratifs
- Louvre
Metro Palais Royal to Bastille
Walk over to the beautiful Place des Vosges
Cafe Sarl Lesstrat - drinks and meat and cheese
Metro Bastille - Gare D'Austerlitz - Cardinal Lemoine
Walk to beautful Pantheon and St Etieene du Mont Church
Cafe stop for drinks at Cafe Comptoir du Pantheon
Withdrew some more cash
Walk over to Palais du Luxembourg, tour the Jarin du Luxembourg
Walk over to St Sulpice Church -- aggressively under rehab. It will be beautiful when done
Metro St Sulpice to Odeon, walk back to hotel. Whew what a long beautiful walk!
Paid hotel bill, in full. Thahks Liz!!
Rested then went for desert at the Cafe de Paris right next to our hotel. Relaxed until 11:30
Walked at midnight for one last look at the Seine River
Back in for the night

Mon 7/19/10
Checked out of hotel
Walked to Odeon Metro Stop, Metro to St Martin
RER B station closed, took Metro to Les Halles
Checked in with UA 943, 2 hour delay
Bought gifts at duty free
Landed, took limo home
Chiptole for dinner