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    18 | Neuschwannstein

    Here's another photo of me with the Neuschwanstein Schloss (castle) from Mary's Bridge. You can see there is a lot of construction being done on the castle now for renovations, but it's still ...

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    17 | Neuschwannstein

    In March I visited Füssen, Bavaria (Bayern) in the southern part of Germany. Here I am at Hohenschwanngau castle (yellow wall), where one King Ludwig II spent his youth. It was from here,

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    16 | Sking in the Stubaital

    Here is the view from my hotel in Neustift, Austria in the Stubai valley of the Tirol region. There are a lot of small ski areas locally, and a large glacier to ski as well. My favorite ...

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    15 | Notre Dame in Paris

    We saw a lot of sites in Paris, but my favorite was Notre Dame de Paris, (the church of our lady)  -- a gothic cathedral started in 1160 but not completed until around 1345!

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    14 | Visiting Versailles

    I visited Paris, France, in January. I decided to take a tour of Versailles, the former hunting residence of the French royal family.

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    Even though the garden statues were ...

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    13 | One Bear in Berlin

    I visited Berlin in December. Here I am with both the Fersehturm (tv tower) and the Bode Museum on Museum Island behind me. This area is in the eastern part of the city, in what used to be ...

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    12 | Ice Skating at Cospudener See

    On the southside of Leipzig, Germany, the small lake near Lake Cospuden was frozen over. Everyone was outside ice skating, so I joined in.

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    Lake Cospuden is one of several lakes formed as ...

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    11 | Am Fichtelberg

    Here's me again on the slopes of Oberwiesenthal.

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    10 | Skiing in Oberwiesenthal

    There was so much snow in December in the mountains along the German and Czech Republic border! I knew it meant that the skiing would be great.

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    Here I am on Mount Fichtelberg on the ...

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    9 | Amsterdam

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    8 | Me in Amsterdam

    I took a trip to Amsterdam to wander around this great city, try out the cheeses and the beer, and I walked along many of the canals. There are over 2,500 houseboats on the canals ...

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    7 | Niagara Falls

    I wanted to try going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, but apparently you can't do that anymore. It's really dangerous anyway.

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    Niagara Falls is only an hour drive from Toronto, and it was ...

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    6 | Oh Canada, Oh Canada

    I visited Toronto, Canada, in the Fall and had some delicious Candian maple syrup and pancakes for breakfast. Yum.

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    5 | Rocking Out in Cleveland

    I visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. 

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    Currently artists or musicians qualify for induction 25 years after release of their first record.  

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    4 | Driving to Pennsylvania

    I had to do some driving while in the United States. Here I am posing on the dashboard of the car so that you can see the "Welcome to Pennsylvania" sign on the highway.

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    3 | Chicago Skyline

    You can see the large Hancock tower (black building) of the Chicago skyline behind me.

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    2 | Visiting Pritzker Pavillion in Millenium Park

    I visited the Pritzker Pavillion bandshell in Chicago. What a great place to hear concerts.

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    1 | Bill Visits the Windy City

     

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    I made it to Chicago, Illinois, and am very excited to try out some deep-dish Chicago-style pizza and maybe check out a Bears football game. One of the first ...

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