Come Celebrate With Us!

Published: May 2nd 2018
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At Sydney Airport
This is the year of Phil's 80th and Martha's 70th birthdays, so instead of our usual camping trips we decided to do something really special. We booked onto the "Classic European River Cruise" with the company Gate 1 Travel, taking 2 weeks to travel from Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine, the Main and the Danube Rivers and then we planned to wend our way back on land through Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.

We hope you can travel with us on this great birthday adventure!

A top priority was to visit our Belgian daughter-in-law Tine's family in Leuven. We had a wonderful 5 days with her parents Paula and Harry and our stay included special times with Tine's brother, sister, brother-in-law and little Sebastian, a tour of Leuven town and a tour of the centre of Brussels.

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Martha Mollison

Sydney, wondering how the flights will go.
Leuven Town HallLeuven Town Hall
Leuven Town Hall

Renovation scaffolding partly hides this impressive building where locals get married.
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Church in Leuven

Amazing architecture is all through the town.
University LibraryUniversity Library
University Library

This is where Paula did some of her studies.
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Leuven is open to artistic expression

This skewered insect is in front if the university library.

2nd May 2018

Zero birthdays are fun!
Hey Martha, yes, I’ll sail along with you as you blog this adventure. Bin voyage!!
2nd May 2018

Hey, Martha -- nice to see you in photos. Have a wonderful adventure! I'll join you on my computer!
2nd May 2018

Thanks for including us on your Adventure!
Great beginnings for a fantastic bi-birthdays celebration voyage! Sending Love your way!
2nd May 2018

Enjoy it all
Hi Martha and Phil, How wonderful to see you wearing the new jumper, Phil. I would love to visit Leuven one day - many senior staff from the Sydney Catholic Schools have studied there in recent years. We missed you, Martha, at our latest book group - Love, Fran
2nd May 2018

Hi Martha and Phil, how exciting! Looking forward to reading about your trip. Bon Voyage - the cruise sounds wonderful! Love, Hilary
3rd May 2018

What a marvelous way to celebrate. Happy birthdays.
6th May 2018

Your 'not camping' holiday
Have a wonderful time which I'm sure you will. It give me such great pleasure to see you exploring some of the world together and I'm sure it will be such fun listening to all your travellers tales once you get back! Lots of love to you both. M xx

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