Portugal 7/2014

Finally! We were in Portugal with the WHOLE family.
It was like a dream!

We all landed around the same time in Lisbon - and let me tell you, it was so nice to be around English speaking people after being lost in Paris for 4 days!

This is all of us with all our luggage. It was actually really funny how much we all over packed.

Because we couldn't necessarily get ourselves, along with all our luggage on a train, my Grandpa found us a big bus to take everyone to Tanya's (my new aunt) home town of Figura De Foz about 2 hours away.

We arrived, settled in, and then took a walk to find somewhere to eat dinner!

The next day we traveled about an hour away to a city called Coimbra to do some shopping. It was the most beautiful city!

Tanya and Mike. The couple we traveled to celebrate!

Later that day we decided to take a little walk to go see Coimbra University.
Coimbra University is the oldest standing University in all of Europe.

It was amazing!! The students that currently study there wear these long black capes as a uniform.
I felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie.

Jake and Devin did a little surfing...

Because we were all together we thought it'd be necessary to get family pictures done and they turned out great!

And finally the ceremony! What we traveled all the way to Europe for. I'm so glad Mike found Tanya! She is the sweetest most kind person you will ever meet. We were so welcomed by her sweet family! They made us feel right at home. So happy to add Tanya to the Wuergler clan!

The view from Tanya's parents house where the ceremony took place

This picture is just so funny - I love it.

Europe was a bittersweet experience.
It was so nice to be with my dads family right after we all lost him, but we were all sad knowing he was supposed to be experiencing all of this with us. 
He was remembered throughout the whole trip. 

Miss my dad like crazy!

Here's a video of our vacation! Videos were filmed by my sister Sam, put together by me!

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Paris 6/2014

Second stop.. Paris!

We took the EuroStar train from London to Paris.
I was a little terrified going under the ocean, but I was asleep when we dipped down into the tunnel.

Paris was a little different experience, and probably my least favorite place we went!
It just wasn't as easy to get around. None of us spoke French which was a bit frustrating!
Also, have you ever heard that the French don't like Americans?
We found that to be true with a snobby lady we came across to at the tube station, a few girls on the street, and a mean man at a restaurant. I just felt a little uncomfortable the whole time. 

After we arrived, we ran into this sweet lady who spoke English and helped us get into Taxis to take us to the loft we were staying in. It was cool to see Paris at night first thing. 

The Love Lock Bridge

Imaginary kissing Parker - idiot
Notre Dame 

Arch De Triumph

The louvre

I was SO grateful for the opportunity to go to Paris!
It was defiantly an experience to remember, I think we were all happy about leaving to see our whole family in our last stop, PORTUGAL!!