Travel Blogs from Larochette
We spent the day with the tour group viewing the Cathedral in Trier, the marketplatz and then the Porta Nigre. Trier has a very interesting history. It was founded by the Roman's in 17 B.C., Was held by the Roman's until the 5th century and then the Germanic Tribes ruled the area until the late Middle Ages. Some of the famous folks from here are Charlemagne and Karl Marx. What was the greatest was seeing the architecture from ...
Don and Cindy are making really good Rick Steve's participants, and Andrea called them "virgins" tonight! Don could hardly believe it...he said "I have been called a lot of things but never that!"...everyone laughed!
Tomorrow is a long tour day...up and out by 8:00 and back to the hotel at 6:30. Time for bed!
Love ya all,
Dar, Mary, Don and Cindy
... of shoes! Who did I think I was kidding…Dar doesn't carry my bag, I do! Fran, my personal trainer will be proud of the "guns" I am developing…only Dr. Alex will probably be seeing me again for my shoulder!
We are learning though…yup, these old codgers can still learn! Here are a few of the things we have learned:
1) send out a scout instead of all of us going in a herd
2) be prepared, pull the luggage down at least ...
... so far. The first hour was spent going from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3, passing through a second string of security, and finding a place to eat lunch. The second hour was spent eating lunch. Now we are into our third hour, and we've found the Family Lounge. This proved to be a little more difficult than we'd expected, because the signage is scant, and the official name of the lounge is Lounge A.
The lounge has a couple of ...
... early to have a picnic at the square with the dragon fountain. It’s one that I’ve been admiring since our first swim trip, and I decided it was now or never. So, despite the threat of rain, we took cheese and bought pastries at the local patisserie. Since the square is along the bus route to the pool, it was an[ easy transit. Once we arrived, we discovered that the square used to house a church, but ...