Maurice & Dawn tour Europe
Welcome to Maurice and Dawn's travel page. Here is where we will be keeping a record of our European trip for all of you to read. Please feel free to leave a comment or message for us. We will be adding to our travel page as we continue our trip and remember to check out our photos as well.
Way back in November 2007 Aeroplan offered 20% off the award points necessary for flights to Europe and we jumped at the opportunity to use some points that had accumulated for quite a few years. We booked two return tickets to Dublin and also a side trip to Rome so we could visit Dawn's sister, Elisabeth and family, near Naples and see some of Italy.
Then the "madness" started in late July 2008 when Maurice's friend Kevin told him there was an opportunity to come and work in Madrid, Spain if he was interested. The money sounded great and the other reason the work in Madrid made sense was the great opportunity for us to live and travel in Europe. After being offered what seemed like the dream job for a guy approaching retirement (four days a week) and getting lots of encouragement from our family and friends, not to forget much cancelling and rebooking of flights, Maurice set out for work in Madrid on 17th September 2008 and met up with Dawn in Rome on 17th October to take some holidays in Italy as initally planned. Our trip really started there so we thought it would be the logical place to begin our travel page.