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Booked way back in March, today we went on a half day minibus tour of the Alsatian region, of which Colmar is one of the bigger centers. It felt so good to let someone else take the lead instead of having either Lance or myself with our head stuck in a guidebook. And we were able to tour an area you can't easily access on public transport. Jean-Claude, who runs his own mini bus tour company, speaks French, German, English and Japanese, knows his stuff when it comes to all ...
Colmar is in the Alsace Region of France, and the locals are called Alsatians. I've truly been eagerly waiting to use tonight's blog title since we first booked the trip so many months ago. Get it? It's like the Disney story "One Hundred and One Dalmatians", only with the word Alsatians instead. I'm sure the locals would love me if only they could get to know me better. But is this the same France as the ...
This morning we woke in Lyon with great intentions of taking Thomas to the large city park with paddle boat rentals and plenty of places to play. But unfortunately the weather did not agree. With our train to Colmar not leaving until 2:30pm, we checked out of our apartment and (after our obligatory morning pastry) went to the Musee des Beaux Arts. What a great alternative to a park for ...
... town. The tarte flambees are still wonderful. We took Liz, Jan, Dirk & David to visit the massive War cemetery that we had stumbled on during our previous visit and couldn't resist the temptation of the wine degustations in Bennwihr. Rod loves the Gewurztraminers! We stocked up on the local specialities and bought plenty of souvenirs in gorgeous village of Riquewihr. It is nice to be back in France and we can't wait for our week in Burgundy!!
... and as an irrigation channel. The next canal, Rhine Rhone Canal takes boats on the 30 odd km approach to Strasbourg. It wasn't a picturesque day for scenery by any means but it was peaceful, with the canary like birdsongs coming from the forest most of the way, and pretty spots in plenty of places. Some stretches had huge trees lining both sides of the canal creating a rather darkish tunnel effect. Saw 100s of wild cherry, apple, pear ...
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