Hotel l'Abbaye d'Alspach
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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 ...
... funky tricycles and selling cotton candy (which in France is called "barbe a papa".... translated as "dad's beard", which is both accurate and sort of strange) Thomas thinks he is likely the richest man in the world. While all our adventures today were within the small historic core, we covered a lot of ground just wandering around. We have finally grasped the art of ordering carefully at the local ...
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 ...
Our brief trip through Germany included an overnight stop in Nuremburg where we visited the former headquarters of the Nazi party, now an interesting museum with documents related to the rise and fall of Hitler and videos of the Nuremburg trials. We got a taste of life in the local villages on our drive to Rothenburg, a walled town on the romantic road. This picture perfect Bavarian village had lots of lovely shops to explore.We also spent time in the old ...
... 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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