Page 2 of Mr and Mrs Greer Travel Blog Posts



Today we begin our adventure at Grand Teton National Park. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were able to see so many gorgeous views. We drove to the south east entrance of the park and you were only able to access a small part of the park. The Ranger suggested that we drive to the north east side of the park where we were able to access 26 miles of road within the park. We were able to drive to Jackson lake which was completely frozen and snow-covered. The pictures are of us actually standing on Jackson Lake with Grand Teton and other peaks in the background. On our way back to Jackson we stopped at the national elk refuge where thousands of elk are spending their winter protected and being fed. It was ... read more
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North America » United States » Wyoming » Jackson Hole January 19th 2015

We arrived yesterday in Jackson Hole, WY and it is such a beautiful place. Our lodging is a quaint log cabin at the Rustic Inn with all the amenities you could ask for in a hotel. Our first night we grabbed dinner at the Silver Dollar a local bar/restaurant at the Wart Hotel. Today we went exploring in and around Jackson. We went to the Grand Teton Village at Jackson Hole Resort and shopping in town. The town is full of adorable local shops selling jewelry, winter gear and speciality items. The town of Jackson is quaint and moves at a totally different pace than home. Everyone we have met here have been very welcoming and friendly. After a day in town, we went on a beautiful sunset sleigh ride through the Spring Creek Ranch and ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Veneto July 5th 2013

Today was the warmest of our trip, above 80 and sunny. We had a leisurely day in Venice, taking our time getting to the Doge's Palace. The palace is an amazing building with beautiful paintings and detailed gold ceilings. Part of the visit included many rooms filled with war relics from many centuries. They had spears, cannons, bow and arrow and guns displayed belonging to the "Council of 10". The palace was the center of government, trade, and the justice system in Venice for hundreds of years. Connected to the palace is the "Bridge of Sighs" which is a direct path to the prison. It got its name from the prisoners "sighs" before they entered the prison to serve their sentence. The window on the bridge was their last view of freedom. Sad but true story. ... read more
Great Pic with Doge's Palace in the distance
Bridge of Sighs
Doge's Palace

Europe » Italy July 4th 2013

Happy 4th of July to everyone at home!!! Having four days in Venice is wonderful because we are able to see all this area has to offer. This morning we decided to take the water bus to Murano to see the glass factories and shops. We happened to wonder into Simone Cenedese's shop and factory. We asked if they offered tours or demonstrations, the woman said to come back in a half hour. So we continued to walk around and wonder until the tour, we saw the "Blue Star" glass sculpture in the square close by and realized how talented Simone really is. When we arrived we were surprised to find out that we were going on a personal tour and demonstration in the actual factory. "Max" was are guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Veneto July 4th 2013

We spent our day visiting all the beauty and charm Venice has to offer. We began our day in St. Marcos Square taking in the sights and visiting St. Marco's Basilica located at the Eastern side of square. From there we began exploring the hundreds of twisting and turning streets, walking over bridges and wondering to see what this island city has to offer. The most amazing sight in Venice is the city itself. We stopped for lunch by the famous Rialto bridge and enjoyed people watching on the Grand Canal. In the afternoon, we took a Grand Canal audio tour learning about all the buildings that make up this magnificent place. The weather is much different here, it is warmer and more humid that France and Germany. Before dinner we came back to the hotel ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lido July 2nd 2013

We left Munich this morning excited for our last stop on our European Honeymoon. We arrived at the train station around 10:15 with plenty of time to spare until our 11:30 train left. We did some fun people watching and planning for our arrival in Venice. The train ride through the Alps was more beautiful than we could have imagined. There was a distinct line at the Brenner Train station that showed we crossed boarders. Not far into northern Italy we began seeing grape vines, we saw hills covered with the grapes growing everywhere. The vines literally did not stop until we were about 10 minutes outside of the Venice train station, at least three hours of vines. Now I see why Italy makes so much wine. Once arriving at the train station in Venice, we ... read more
The Grand Canal
Our view
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich July 1st 2013

We got up bright and early and left Fussen to head to Munich. We were able to check into our hotel room right away and return our rental car. We headed straight to Marianplatz just before 11:00 am and we and we were able to hear the bells play songs and see the joust movement of the famous Glockenspiel in the new town hall. It was a really amazing thing to see! This performance only occurs three times a day, 11:00, 12:00 and 5:00 pm. Next we climbed the narrow steps of St. Peter's Church which gave us a great view of Munich. Right across the street was Viktualienmarkt, an open air farmers market in the center of Munich. The venders are all small businesses and local farmers. We stopped for a quick lunch at the ... read more
Kings Crown
Hofbrauhus
The Palace

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck June 30th 2013

After a day full of hiking and climbing yesterday we decided to take a ride to Innsbruck, Austria. We were particularly interested in visiting this city because Matt's great-grandmother and family are from this region of Austria. As we drove through little mountain towns, through tunnels and changing elevation many times. We were amazed and captivated at the enormous height and vast beauty of the Alps. The deeper we got into Austria the higher the peaks reached up. Many peaks were snow capped, even in the middle of the summer. We took "fern pass" and came out at the base of Zugspitze, the tallest point in Germany it is ONLY 9,700 feet to the summit. We thought about taking the trip to the top but we decided to continue onto Innsbruck. Once in Innsbruck, we took ... read more
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Innsbruck
Innsbruck

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Schwangau June 29th 2013

We did not post last night because we were exhausted after climbing thousands of steps and hiking from castle to castle. The wait for the busses was too long so we hiked to the top! The weather was a bit cloudy and rainy at times today but it did not stop us from seeing these romantic fairly tale homes of kings and queens. We spent our day visiting the Hohenschwangau Castle and the Neuschwantein Castle. The first stop was Hohenschwangau (yellow), originally built in the 12th century, it was rebuilt by King Maximilian in 1830. This was used as a summer home and hunting lodge by the Royal family until 1912. It is still owned by Wittelsbach family today. The entire interior of the castle is filled with original wall paintings in every room, priceless antiques ... read more
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Mary's Bridge
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Fussen June 28th 2013

Our day started off leaving Nordlingen and making a change to our original travel plan. After some additional research, we decided to cancel our hotel for tonight in Ausburg because we really wanted to get to Fussen in southern Bavaria, hopefully Austria later in the week. This was a wise decision and we were able to check into our Hotel, Hotel Hirsch in Fussen a night early, so it all worked out! The hotel is beautiful and filled with thousands of Bavarian antiques.... Once arriving in Fussen, we thought we could begin our tour of a few castles but we quickly learned that you need a tour reservation or wait in a four hour line....so we decided to make to a tour reservation for tomorrow and visit the next stop that we were interested in, a ... read more
Oberammergau with a view
Outside our hotel room window!
Hang Glider




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