You had an absolute BLAST!!!!<br><br>
Your kids will have some very fine memories of that trip.<br>
My parents took us to Germany when I was about your boys' age, and we still talk about some of the things we saw and did.<br><br>
What a great break from school!
Welcome back - sounds like you had a great time - (especially in England <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> )<br><br>
I love the blog report - (Not happy - and I have said this before- about the Man Utd Top - You will have to get him an Arsenal SHirt)<br><br>
He does that to <i>all</i> the girls. It's a family trait.<br><br>
We certainly ate in pizzerias a lot. In Italy, a "pizzeria" often serves much more than pizza but does have a wood-fires oven for making pies. The pizzeria are more like "pubs". With one person (me!) paying floor meals for five, we passed the fancier "ristoranti" in favor of the simpler pizzerias. Our kids ate pizza pretty much every time while the adults often went for past with seafood or such.<br><br>
Sorry Neil. He actually has one and wore it the otehr day in sympathy for Eduardo. Hope the guy heals.
Wow, what a cool trip, John. It sounds amazing - I can't believe how much you did and saw in such a short time. And, how awesome that you got to meet up with family and bridge the language gap. It sounds like the perfect trip, other than the flight delays. Now do you need another couple of weeks to recover?
Neil, I gotta defend the kid. I saw his Arsenal kit the other day. It looks good. The difference is that he has the full Arsenal kit while the Man U, from what I remember, is only a bitty jersery. Maybe that counts for something. Mixed allegiances, sure... but a full kit verses a poor knock off Man U, I'd give the kid the benefit, but slay him immediately upon boasting about anything M or U or Man or United.