Barbara and Paul Go To Europe

January 30, 2018

What a trip

Many of you know Paul Greenstone who retired as music educator from Lake Region Schools in June 2017. Others of you know Barbara Greenstone who worked with teachers and students and technology in the Boothbay Schools until she retired in June also. Earlier in her career she provided professional development as part of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) team, and earlier still she was a middle school Language Arts teacher.

Music, art and history have always been important to them so they decided to take the trip of a lifetime – 3 weeks in Europe traveling independently and part of the trip with Viking River Cruises. They left on November 2 and had a whirlwind of a trip with stops in Rome, Florence, Milan, Zurich, Salzburg, Vienna to the cruise on the Danube from Budapest to Nuremberg.

Their tour started in Rome where they visited Bernini’s sculptures at the Borghese Gallery, spent an evening at the Opera Roma to see La Traviata, visited the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. From there they trained to Florence and visited Michelangelo’s David (one of my favorite memories) and the Museum of Musical Instruments where there were several Stradivarius violins.

You can read all about the details from above and much, much more. Go ahead and dream and consider where you might want to travel to in the near future. (I suggest not waiting until you retire!) Barbara is a wonderful blogger and started To Italy and Beyond to document their trip and share their adventures with their friends and family. If you want to read from the start to finish I suggest that you scroll down to the bottom of the blog. Thank you Barbara Greenstone for sharing your stories!

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