Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Easter in Somerset

Mom and Dad were also in England over Easter Weekend, so we took a trip to Somerset to see Bob and Wendy again. The pictures are in a strange order, so I will just write about each one.

In the back, you can see the Wells Cathedral. This is just a park that we walked around.
Here is Eric checking out the fish? This mote is around the Bishop's quarters.
Mini door by the Bishop's. People definitely used to be a lot shorter.
Beautiful day, brick walls, lots of green. It has been raining all day today back in Boulder :( sad face.
Mom and Dad outside Bob and Wendy's.
Jaime and Mom enjoying the sunshine.
We had a BBQ - a rare thing for the Brits.
Easter Egg hunt. (I was excited, could you tell?)
Moss dog was on a stick hunt.
Bob and Moss...aww.
I think I may be pointing at some candy?
Oh, yep. What a nice Easter Bunny.
Millennium Field (where the Easter Bunny left treats).
Wendy, Bob, Moss.
Eric and Jaime.
Eric, Jaime, Mom, Dad.
We had sooo much fun with you guys! Thanks for such an excellent few weeks!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mom and Dad in England

A month after the fact...

My parents came to visit around the middle through the end of April. I left a day after they did, and so I have procrastinated blogging and instead have been getting settled back home. We just had a blast together. I took them to see all the sights, went to tons of markets, and ate some good food.
Jaime and Mom on Ironmonger's Row (Church History Site)
A memorial to The William Wallace - and I don't mean Mel Gibson. This (Smithfield Meat Market) is where he was killed and quartered.
a church/courtyard in Smithfield Market
That speck down there in the blue coat and hat is Eric walking back to work. The archway is actually where the meat market part is, and Eric's office is right on the other side.
This is the store Liberty of London near all the big shopping on Oxford Street and Regent Street. I can't believe how old the buildings are. We (meaning the girls, not so much dad) loved the shopping.
This hidden gem "Panache" is the best candy store in all of London. It's right around the corner from Harrods.
Candid Photo! I love the Macaroons there. I went there the day I was leaving and got a whole bunch to take home.
London's version of the Arc d'Triumph, on the SW corner of Hyde Park.
Like the Changing of the Guard but with no band and about 75 less guards.
Jaime and Dad looking at Buckingham Palace
Mom and Dad in front of The Palace...awww.
Good photo Dad! My Mom and I just laughed the whole time we were together.
Look at the perfectly manicured grass. We were thinking about running across it.
Buckingham Palace and the nice grass.
St. James' Park.
Mom and Jaime at the Park
What a garden!
Black Swan at St. James' Park
Back shot.
We walked everywhere that day and HAD to sit down. This was our view right outside Inn The Park.
Also our view - the London Eye.
He looks so angry and uncomfortable.
I do not even know what the building is.
Big Ben
This pretty much sums up London: A double decker bus, Big Ben, Parliament, The London Eye, and Westminster behind us.
We made dad pose for a picture.
Mom and Dad in from of Westminster Abby.
Back Shot!
A side note to Mom and Dad: Just because it took me a month to post this, it doesn't mean I love you less.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jaime in Germany (Part 1 of 3)

Here begins the 3 part "Visitors Guide to the Coolest Parts of Southern Germany and Austria Worth Visiting if You Only Have Three Days."

Last weekend, Eric took Friday off, and we took off to Germany and Austria. I am going to have to break this weekend up into a few posts. Eric took so many good pictures, and he is going to have to label some of these since he is the one who speaks German.

Landed in Munich. Lucked out with a free rental car upgrade (more on that later), and hit the Autobahn into the city.
Here is the home of Ludwig van Forsyth. Okay, not really. But his first name was Ludwig and I was hoping that we were in some way related so that I could come stay there whenever I wanted.
Ludwig's back yard...niiice.
"Hey, Eric, can I take your picture? I'm taking it...."
"Surprise!" Ha ha ha.
Jaime and Eric in Sepia.
The real name of this place is called Schloss Nymphenburg.
Our view of Frauenkirche from lunch.

Marienplatz and the famous (still running and very old) Glockenspiel.
Marianplatz and Frauenkirche.
Marienplatz is right next to where we ate lunch.

Lunch. There was pretzels just sitting on the table waiting for us to eat. we had amazing potato salad and I ate these little meat patties that were so tasty. but definitely not good for me.

After Munich, it was on to Salzburg to stay the night.