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EuroAdventure Day 5: Driving the boat

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(posted by Emily)  Monday 30 June  Daily step count: somewhere around 9,000 (two faulty apps today) Today, we went out on the canals and practiced driving, mooring, and working the boat! So much fun--Rick is clearly a natural! Also took care of general maintanence like emptying the toilet tank, filling the gas, and the water.  pumping out the "blackwater" tank--aka the septic tank this is the pump--you put in a token, and it sucks out all the bad stuff Rick taking us up to the lock Filling the lock heading in to the second lock Other highlights? Hanging with Dobby the French Bulldog, feeding baby ducks, and cigars after dinner :) Tomorrow we're off sailing again! Can't wait to see how far we get! --E&R 

EuroAdventure Day 4: Harrods and Oxford Circus

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(posted by Emily) Saturday 29 June Daily Step Count: Rick - 11,880 Emily - didn't have her phone in the correct pocket After a relaxing morning of reading (and iphone games), we headed up to the train station to go into London. Rick has never been to Harrods , so seeing the department store was a must. We've been meeting all sorts of awesome pups at the marina, and I'm hoping to do a photo round up for you soon :) Snuggles and kisses from Dobby the French Bulldog puppy en route to the train were just what we needed today!   Hard at work on the train We wandered all throughout the store--there are luxury goods, food halls, clothing, and fine art all for sale. Literally almost anything you could possibly want!  We saw an original painting by  Chagall  and an ink drawing by Dali . The most fun part of browsing the luxury goods was guessing the prices of each item!  Sorry this is so blurry! The Egyptian Room Looking up