Mom & Joe at the Arc de Triomphe
First stop was visiting Monet's Garden in Giverny. It was probably the loveliest garden I have ever seen. It was even better than the Keukenhof in Holland (As beautiful as that place is) Giverny is smaller, but just had more variety. Elaine on the porch of Monet's house
And drive by Notre Dam on our way out of town. We did visit inside the cathedral, but you dont get the real view from up close.
We next flew to Rome for two days
Joe meets the Romans
Then on Mom's 80th Birthday, We took a one day flight to Berlin. She wanted to see the Berlin wall, which we did. She was surprised there was so much NEW buildings. But when you consider 90% of the buildings were damaged in World War II, it is not too surprising.
Joe at Checkpoint Charlie (mock up)
Some free time around the house at Hohenecken