Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mont Blanc/Chamonix/Trains

That is how the travels go just not in that order. We have made it to Chamonix after 11 hours on trains and quite a few tranfers. We got here when it was dark out so no sightseeing yet. Might spend a couple days here. The town is really small, low key and pretty cleared out of tourists. Hiking and biking may be on the menu. On the way here though we managed to navigate through the Paris subway system with ease and take the tram through Geneva to our connecting train without getting lost. I think at this point, big cities have lost their charm and now it is time to actually get out and see the country side. Hostels have been really cheap, $18EU a night so money is good but now that we are in the mountain towns things may cost a bit more. Max, I wanted to let you know I saw a technique extreme store here like the shirt you have. It was closed but I will check it out tomorrow and maybe get a shirt. Other than that, everyone has been fairly friendly, even the french, and other backpackers have been really cool with helping us out when needed. Hope everyone is doing well. Miss you all.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Muscles in Brussels

Well, we have made it to brussels. Beautiful old city but it is really the first area where I feel I had to keep a look out over my shoulder when walking around. The hostel is in kind of a ghetto local but other than that it is not bad. The center square, tiny streets and belgian beer is great. I have never seen anything like it in the US. Anyways the keyboards here are layed out weird making typing difficult. I would post some pictures but have yet to find a computer with a attachment. Maybe at our next stop. We have talked about the french alps then on to Switzerland. These are all plans and are subject to change. Chominoux sounds pretty good. Hope everyone is well and I'll try to post something after we move again. Miss everyone;


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Lost Bags and English Breakfast

As you may or may not know already, of course my bag did not make it to Amsterdam but I sure did. After one night cruising the streets, sipping the local beers (Heineken) and adapting to the local "customs", we managed to make it to the Hostel. Things are going pretty well and the city is a crazy, hectic, anything goes and everything accepted place. It's pretty crazy to see half-naked chicks in the windows with families walking by just stearing at them. I still have yet to get my bags but I think I could make it through this trip with what I have on my back. Although I am sure I will start to smell after a while. Anyways, hope everyone is well and I look forward to hearing from you.

Oh yeah, I think our next stop is probably Belguim. I heard they have good beer over there.

Until next time......

(Pictures next time if I can find a decent computer)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Stuff, Stuff, and more Stuff

Well, I'm leaving tomorrow on a jet plane and I DO know when I will be back again. I think that is how the song goes. I've packed my bag about four times, making sure I did not forget anything. I am not sure what Kevin has until I see him when I get there, but I am sure he is in the same boat I am. I'll leave this picture of my bags here for you to get an idea of what I am dealing with. Big one for stuff, little one for not so much stuff. I'll have a report sometime after I get to Amsterdam. I'd like to leave this quote from my brother Evan who said, "Just because there is a red light doesn't mean you have to stop."

Check ya'll later.

Friday, August 3, 2007

In The Begining

Hello everyone and welcome!! This blog is to provide information, pictures, details and thoughts about a trip to Europe by two adventurous young men during the summer of 2007. Kevin Webber and Patrick Luckenbill, two former college roommates, have been planning this trip since early this year and want you to be able to add your comments while they travel across Europe and see new places and people. We will do our best to convey our thoughts and experiences along the way. We look forward to sharing this with all of you and can not wait to get started.