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Aug 15, 2019 - Bucket list item: checked off

We all slept soundly, or mostly so. We realized when we went to bed that two rail lines were just across the street, and there were MANY trains during the night. I think the reason they bothered me little is that they were not whistling as they went past. The other train sounds were not a problem, but we'll see how we do tonight. We met downstairs at 0800 for a traditional German breakfast. Linda and I knew what to expect, but M&M were pleasantly surprised. Tomas, the son of the owner's family set out anything we could possibly want. We...

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Aug 14, 2019 - WE ARE HERE!!

Our Condor flight landed about 30 minutes early and that came in handy. The Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has grown into a monster of size since we were here in the 70s and 80s, then again in the 90s, and finally in 2011. Linda actually remembers the airport from the 1960 when she was 12 years old. OK, now I'm digressing, but not too much. The trip from our gate at B43 was easy enough to follow, but it wound around and around. So long as we kept our eyes on "Baggage Claim", we were on track. With our hand-carried stuff only, we got through...

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Jun 11, 2016 - The spectacular Rhine Gorge

We are up early so that we can get breakfast and be up on the sky deck early. Today is the Rhine Gorge, land of castles and vineyards. As we slowly cruise along, this is the Germany I expected. It is beautiful and lush, dotted along the river are quaint Bavarian homes and church spires. The vineyards are plentiful growing steeply up the mountainside. How gorgeous. At about 9:30 am we hit one of the highlights of our trip, the Rhine Gorge. Here the Rhine or Rhein River narrows and we slow. This allows us, for the next two hours, to take...

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Jun 23, 2013 - The other side of the Rhine River

The Rhine has very few bridges across so today we took one of the many car ferries to the other side of the river. At least this side the railway did not run right beside the river but behind the various villages. We headed up the hill to the area called the Loreley a giant rock outcrop where according to legends an alluring siren sat combing her blonde hair and bewitching sailors. They would be lured to their deaths in the awkward currents on the Rhine. When we got up there we realised the outcrop was used for rock festivals and guess...

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Jul 14, 2012 - Castles on the Rhine

We spent over 2 ½ hr. topside watching and photographing the beautiful scenery of towns and castles on the Rhine from Koblenz to Rudesheim. We were seeing the same “Romantic Road” territory but from the water this time – and loving it. Note: I've tried to be accurate when naming the castles but there were so many and with the two of us taking photos I may have gotten some of them confused. (You should be able to enjoy them whether you know their names or not, right?)

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Jul 14, 2012 - Rudesheim

After lunch on the boat I went on the bus for a tour of Scholoss Vollrads (castle and winery). We saw 3 elegant rooms and were served a different Riesling wine in each room: a dry wine in the 'leather wallpaper' room, a semi-dry in the castle hall, a sweet (and very good!) in the French-decorated salon. It was a fun and different way to have a wine tasting experience. Meanwhile Ivan decided to skip another wine tasting and went to the tourist center for a map of town. He bought a one-way ride on the cable car to the top of the 'mountain'...

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