Too tired to write much, but a picture's worth a thousand words, right? So this post should be a verbal bargain. It's almost like reading Moby Dick, except with more colors and less descriptions of whale anatomy.
The trip was a blast. There was history and trivia, beautiful and moving art... a hostage crisis (Nobody was harmed in the process, unless you count being forced to eat at a large, artery-clogging all-you-can-eat buffet two nights in a row torture) and a coup d'charter bus. All-in-all, this trip had it all, except for maybe better food... but I'm not complaining (although my digestive system is PISSED!) I had a blast and so did the kids, and I have some great photos to show for it. I think I'm going to have to plan a DIY trip for the entire family this summer -- no charter busses or greasy dinners allowed.
Be patient... more later.