Europe 2016
Here are some pictures from our trip to Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and then a cruise from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale.  Sep 29-Nov 11.

Our first stop was Iceland and the highlight of that was seeing the Northern Lights.  No still picture can do them justice but here is one to give you an idea of how it looked to us.
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    At the Blue Lagoon.  All tourists should visit the Blue Lagoon.
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A couple of pictures from around Reykjavik      
     

Our next stop was Italy.  We spent a couple of day around Gaeta and Formia, where we used to live, then down to Monte di Procida to visit with our Italian family and to see our second Italian home, then down the coast and over to Sicily.

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Looking across Gaeta Bay from down near our old house in Formia    Our house is hidden behind the trees below the castle. 
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Around Gaeta   Downtown
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Ristorante Italo.  Spaghetti in a bag. One of our all time favorite
Italian meals in one of our favorite restaurants.  I first ate here in 1982.
  Piccolo Alley-so called by the Americans in town.  A great place to shop.
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The building where Erin went to 8th grade and Gail taught for two years.   It now stands empty.
     
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With Genaro and Maria Three generations
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The view from my old apartment   The view from our hotel
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The first stop on the road south was Paestum for lunch
and a picture or two.
  On the road south looking at where we are going.
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In Siracusa
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The view from our room in Siracusa   In front of some Greek ruins
     
     
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Siracusa Roman ruins   Siracusa Greek ruins
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Near the middle of Sicily is the Villa Romana di Casale which
has the most amazing mosaic floors.  Preserved since the 4th
century AD
  The nearby town of Piazza Armerina
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Villa Calandrino, 19th century home turned into a 4 star hotel.
One of Gail's favorites
  A Greek temple in the Valley of the Temples in
south western Sicily
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Segesta.  Another Greek temple in western Sicily   Cornino looking south
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Cornino looking back across the bay.   Our place in Conino, situated under that big hill in the photo to the left.
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A little sandy beach we found on the north shore of Sicily.
Perfect for swimming
  Sunset from Cornino and the end of the Italian pictures.

On to page 2 for the rest of the trip.