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... in a thousand questions a day).
* We know we had some unforgettable moments, and that was what it was all about.* We're sure we will annoy them for the rest of their lives by repeating the same stories over and over again.
A big thank you to those who encouraged us and those who replaced us at work.... Hope we can do the same for you one day!
And now It's time to stop 'cause the Ipad is getting wet.
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It is 5:38 pm Italy time... how do I know this???... because our plane has actually landed in Italy. It's a miracle!!! The drive from our hotel is 40 minutes. Along the way I am struck by the beautiful flowering bushes, crazy fast driving and the graffiti. Once we hit about 30 minutes into the drive you start to see the tops of the famous Italian buildings and the quaint shops. The city really bustles to life with everyone vying for parking ...
... crossing with just three kilometres to go to our hotel another spoke unexpectedly snapped. Upon checking, it was the spoke next to the previous break. The front wheel was now out of alignment and spokes adjacent to the two broken spokes were now under enormous stress.
At this juncture we decided to walk. 200 metres on we turned a corner which revealed a small grassy park with an invitingly shady tree.
Pushing the Pino isn't easy ...
... during the war. Mainz was a strategic location and there was a lot of war manufacturing and military targets in and around the city. What is left is interesting however, and one of the iconic things to see is the golden roof on a building in the central area. On our way to Amsterdam, but before leaving Germany we stopped at the Rhine falls. From here on the Rhine is navigable. The falls are very picturesque, and although not one of the largest falls we have seen ...
After a great nights sleep and a fabulous breakfast, we walked down to the boat for a cruise along the Rhine. The local goats cheese and 4 types of sausages went down well.
We cruised along the river stopping to pick up passengers at various places. We couldn't believe how busy it was, glad we got on at the start of the trip as it was getting very crowded on the top deck.
There were so many castles along the way and great scenery- went passed ...