I now have a real website! http://blob.homedns.org/leighann
We are hosting it on Nate's sad and abused laptop. Don't all try to view it at once or it might catch fire. I don't know how much I'll use this anymore.


Atlantis Launch (6-8-07)

This is the beach near Port Canaveral. It took about 45 seconds to hear the shuttle. Multiply by the speed of sound (761mph) and it seems that we were about 9.5 miles away. Nerdiness = done.

Zoom, camera, zoom.

So that is what we did last Friday- my first non-jetlagged Friday in Melbourne. Tonight, I am very excited about Palm Bay Idol. Yes, you read that right. I hope it bears some resemblance to the American Idol auditions. I'll keep you posted.



Viking burial area

Christine's summer house

View from the top of the Olympic ski jump in Oslo

Coffee shop in Oslo that won the International Barista Award


We stayed one night in a small ski town outside of Innsbruck. This is a stage left over from when the Olympics were there. This man is dancing about on stage and singing along to bad party music. We walked around for 3 hours and he showed no sign of stopping when we left.

The Rest of Italy

The Mediterranean-
A tiny road ran along this cliff and everyone at the beach used it to park. We saw no way of getting down to the beach.

I also took a tourist picture of me holding up the tower.


aka el dumbo



St. Peter's

Inside the Vatican
Yes, I got a good Sistine Chapel picture =) ask for it

View on Palatine Hill

View from the other side

Inside the Colosseum

Rome had a lot of good pictures but I don't want this post to go on too long.

Paris, Part 2 (Champs- Elysees, Eiffel Tower, Catacombs, Napoleon's Tomb)


Paris, Part 1

Charles de Gaulle statue- flowers from the president's inauguration festivities

The Louvre- very difficult to fit the entire building in a picture

Notre Dame and some tents with bread makers and US club music

"You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris?"


London, Part 3

Official lunch order taking in the Tower of London

Unofficial rubbish bin and a reenactment occurring in front of the White Tower

St. Paul's was foolishly being used for something churchy but they did let me use the bathroom.

Summary of London:
* Rain... constantly
*Best taste in music and clothes... possibly in the world
*Nothing is wrong with the food
*Mind the gap


London, Part 2

The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum

The view from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich at the Prime Meridian

The Tower Bridge

The Cutty Sark was hidden under a tent behind me... days before the fire


Europe Trip

I'm back and I took about 600 pictures. I'll post a few from each city. Here are some from London:

Piccadilly Circus

Phone Booth

A street with a bagel store