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Europe Trip Thoughts

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 14th, 2010
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Here are my thoughts about my trip to Europe. Music I was very surprised to hear American music in almost every country we were in. I didn’t realize American music had such a global influence.  The locals love it and even if they don’t speak English they will likely be able to sing an American … read more

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Europe Day 18 – Rome, Inside of Coliseum, Santa Maria

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 12th, 2010
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Woke up early to go into the Coliseum today. It was much nicer on the inside than what I had anticipated. It was very interesting to me because I see gladiators in a very similar light as athletes. We are both entertainers and work on a similar stage. Obviously the stakes are much different, but … read more

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Europe Day 17 – Rome, Coliseum, Santa Maria

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 11th, 2010
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We headed out of Greece and back to Rome. Greece was a bit stressful due to the lack of order within Athens so it was nice to head back somewhere we felt safe. Boy was getting back to Rome an interesting experience. For those of you that don’t know what a bed and breakfast is, … read more

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Europe Day 12 – Rome, Museum of Saint Angelo, Piazza Navona

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 6th, 2010
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National Museum of Saint Angelo We went to the National Museum of Saint Angelo next to the Vatican today. It looks like a huge fort and was used to protect the Pope. You can go all the way to the top of the museum where you probably have one of the best views in Rome. … read more

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Europe Day 11 – Rome, The Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 5th, 2010
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Trevi Fountain The Trevi Fountain was incredible.  It reminded me a lot of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, but made me realize how much Caesar’s Palace was just a small imitation of Rome. It’s a group of giant statues and fountains and is surrounded by shops.  This is a huge tourist attraction that brings in … read more

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Europe Day 10 – Rome, The Vatican, Corte di Cassazione

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 4th, 2010
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Driving into the center of Rome was everything I imagined it would be and so much more. My initial impression of Rome from what I had heard from others and seen in pictures was the thought that Rome was only about 3 main attractions: The Vatican The Coliseum The Spanish steps I was very wrong. … read more

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Europe Day 9 – Sicily, Palermo

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 3rd, 2010
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Today I made one of the most hectic, but most beautiful drives I’ve ever done.  I drove Monica, Sam, and myself from Catania to Palermo which is almost the farthest possible drive on the island. The geography was incredible.   You see small cities nested in large towering hills.   It looked like something out … read more

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Europe Day 8 – Sicily, Mt. Etna, Auchan Mall

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 2nd, 2010
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Mt. Etna Today we ventured up to see the volcano, Mt. Etna.  It’s an incredible volcano!  It’s the first volcano I’ve ever been to.  It’s very easy to see where the lava flowed down the mountain because you see large black areas of volcanic rock.   Where there isn’t volcanic rock you’ll see a lot … read more

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Europe Day 7 – Sicily, Beach, Catania City Center, Navy Military Base

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 1st, 2010
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The Beach Went to the beach in Catania.  The weather was perfect, but the beach doesn’t officially open until the end of the month so there weren’t many people here. That and it was Monday so most of the city is working.  The background of the beach is a very large volcano, Mt. Etna.  It … read more

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