Subject: Re: First trip to Europe
Dear Joe,

It's an ambitious trip but I wouldn't want to cut out any of it either. Although others will disagree, Rick Steves guides are wonderful for a first trip. I would pull out the sections I need rather than taking the entire guide. I would consolidate the Travelzine posts in a word document by location. You'll get tired of lugging this stuff!

Save energy for Murren. You'll want to go to the top of the Shilthorn in the early AM, then ride the trains and trams to Mannleichen and hike to Kleine Scheidigg.

Get a museum pass for Paris so you don't waste time standing in line.

Have a wonderful trip.

Barbara in CT