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    Tour of Italy Gallery #6 - Milan, Stresa and the trip home

    June 3, 2006

    Danielle Gratton and Meg Nyquist pose with a knight.

    The team in Milan at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade.

    Team in front of the Duomo in Milan.

    Some of the girls "horsing" around outside the hotel in Stresa...not a bad view!

    Lori Bjork captains one of the many boat rides.

    Erin McCarthy, Tori Arndt and Audrey Tabon enjoy another boat ride.

    Audrey gazes out onto Lake Maggiore.

    The Illini hold up guide Sara Bello at the garden on Isola Bella.

    The entire travel party in the garden.

    The Grentz family - Kevin, Karl, Theresa and Karl, Jr.

    Lacey Simpson encounters an albino peacock.

    Assistant Coach Blaine Patterson poses.

    Some of the girls enjoying Isola Bella.

    Recent graduate Maggie Acuna (right) surprised the team in Stresa. She was visiting Italy with a friend and met up with the team.

    Coach Grentz receives gifts on behalf of the Ivrea mayor.

    The Fighting Illini before their last game in Italy.

    The Illini and Ivrea exchange gifts before the game.

    Line-up for the national anthems.

    A big crowd was on hand for the final game of the trip.

    Stephanie Chelleen poured in a trip-high 20 points vs. Ivrea.

    Lori Bjoks knoks down one of her five treys vs. Ivrea.

    Coach Grentz rallies her troops during the final game.

    Illinois and Ivrea pose for a group photo after the game.

    The Ivrea athletic director presents an award to Audrey Tabon after the Illini victory.

    A fan displays the flier advertising the game.

    Lacey Simpson made a new friend after the game and exchanged uniforms.

    The teams enjoyed a feast after the game.

    Lori Bjork signs an autograph for a fan after the game.

    Steph Chelleen made some fans as well.

    Coach Grentz signs some autographs.

    The beautiful view outside our hotel on the final morning in Italy.

    The Illini bags were lined up and ready to go.

    The team poses for a photo back in the States.

    After the flight from New Jersey to Chicago was cancelled, everyone including manager Matt Vertin, caught some Z's in the Newark terminal.

    Even the Grentz's found time to get some sleep during the delays.

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