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Jul 24, 2015 - Hann Munden

Friday, July 24th. Saturday. July 25 We are on our way to the Rhine Valley. We are grateful to a couple from Norway who stopped to chat. Bill commented on their dog, which turned out to be a Yorky from Korea. It was unusual in its colouring – greys and whites. Cute little thing. Bill had mentioned where we were going and it was a 6 hour drive without stops. They mentioned you must stop just north of Kassel at a little village called Hann Munden where there is a beautiful campground. With no other directions than the town name off we...

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Jul 9, 2015 - Last Update Germany

We were up very early this morning, we took Vickie and Sam to the Frankfurt Airport for an early flight. We had a wonderful time with them over the last three weeks. We miss them very much. :-( We are getting ready for our flight to Milan, Italy on Sunday. We will be going to the World Expo in Milan and exploring a different part of Italy and parts of Switzerland. We are still planning where we will go after Italy, probably a week or two in Ireland before heading back home in the United States. I am adding pictures that didn’t make the...

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Jun 18, 2015 - Frankfurt Airport

We had a very exciting day, we picked Vickie and Sammy up at Frankfurt Airport. This was our first time driving to this huge airport. I worked the GPS directing Jerry every move. We made it there without any problems but we did have a few traffic delays. It took us over 3 hours to get there, but we still made it in time for their arrival. The car we rented is huge, they gave us a limo type Ford vehicle, it is so large I was afraid it would not fit in the garage parking, I was right. We had to circle around the airport and go outside and...

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Jun 12, 2015 - Day 34 - Rudesheim and Rhine Valley

Day 34 - Friday 12th June, 2015 - Rudesheim and Rhine Valley Today we sailed down the last kilometres of the Main River and entered The Rhine River while we still sleeping. We were very close to Frankfurt and listened to and watched the planes approaching for landing two by two - Frankfurt Airport must have two runways in parallel. Our berth was at Rudesheim, about 300m walk from town and opposite a park with the usual walk/bikeway running beside the river. A mini-train (tractor driven) picked us up and we headed off to the quaint extremely...

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Swiss Trip 2015

Jun 10, 2015 - Day 32 - Würzberg and Rothenburg

Day 32 - Wednesday 10th June, 2015 - Würzberg and Rothenburg Time is now 10:33pm and we are slowly working our way towards another lock. The marker we just passed tells me that we have 219km to go till we leave the Main River and start our voyage down the Rhine River. This day has been fairly full on. Left by coaches for a quick trip to the centre of Wurzberg (only 10mins drive). Had a tour guide walk of the town and a look over the Residence of the former Prince Bishops, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there we ambled down to the...

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May 29, 2015 - Last day in Portugal

Here we are having our morning coffee as we spend our last few hours in the Algarve. Yesterday was a beach day. Many more people there and you can see things are getting busier. There is a big festival starting today and we have watched the preparations happening for the past few days. There is a stage on the beach and lots of beer stands so clearly lots of noise coming. The beach was great again but it got quite windy. That was probably good as it would have been really hot otherwise. Our evening was quiet - one last seafood dinner. We...

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May 28, 2015 - Day 19 - Ortenberger Schloss and Gengenbach

Day 19 - Thursday 28th May - Offenburg - explore Ortenberger Schloss and Gengenbach Remember we didn’t have seat reservations from Mannheim through to Budapest? Well today we have headed off after a relaxing German breakfast of bread rolls, meats, cheeses, jams and fruits. Firstly to the main Railway Station to try to fix the seat issue. It took about an hour including queue wait but the result was fantastic - he cancelled the ticket I had ordered on-line and reissued a single ticket for Ron under a “Saturday- take a friend for free” offer...

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Swiss Trip 2015

May 9, 2015 - Romantic Road to Rothenburg (Part I)

Started early. On the road by 8:00 AM. Determined to hit that highway of adventure, the Romantic Highway, for a full day of Medieval Towns. First stop, Wies Church, a World Heritage Site. Truly a spiritual experience. A candle was lit for all the blog followers. Back onto the Romantic Highway. After 4 hours of winding, turning around, and turning on what might have been a cowpath, we finally reached Nordlinger in less than a Romantic Mood. It wasn't ugly, just controlled, maybe a little terse, "I just need to know the next town. . ." vs...

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May 9, 2015 - Rothenberg Part II

Rothenberg's Night Watchman's Tour is an hour long walk through the city's history giving you a sense of Medieval life in all of its' humanity. As a species we haven't changed much. check it out on you tube. Loved Rothenberg! The countryside, the little museums, the shops, the food. Vintage Medieval always a good time!

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Jan 23, 2015 - Getting to Chateau d'Oex...What a trip!

After sitting on the runway in Denver waiting for a teenage boy to go back to security to find a lost cell phone for over an hour, the Western Spirit Team finally took off (after deicing)for Newark. They held our flight to Frankfurt awaiting our arrival since there were 10 people connecting from our flight. Running to the gate was great fun! Once we arrived in Frankfurt, secured a rental van and got our luggage, our next adventure was to find the "crate" with the balloon in it. That was a futile adventure. The crate had arrived in Frankfurt...

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Sep 1, 2014 - Rudesheim-Am-Rhein

Not much to report on this town at the moment, as our drive in was very heavily delayed. First there was roadworks, which caused the two lanes to be narrowed down and the speed reduced from 130km\h to 80km\h. The right hand land was choked up with trucks for several kilometres. I stayed in the right land and did my best to overtake them, although it took a lot of concentration as the lanes were incredibly narrow. On some corners I had to drop back as the truck would drift slightly into our lane and there was no room to drive beside them let...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Bleary eyed Travellers make it to Frankfurt

DAY 3 Made the airport, booked in, cleared immigration etc and made our way to Business Lounge which was packed to the ceiling. Managed to put our bums in two spare seats we managed to somehow find and sat with backs to the flight board. John was busy reading his Kindle (hasn't lost it yet girls) and I was on computer. Plane was delayed an hour and board said it was closed when we sat down. Board kept on saying it was closed everytime we checked but began to get a bit suss when the hour had expired. Went and checked at desk whereupon I was...

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