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Had breakfast at the hotel (very good) and headed to the cable car station to be first in line. It didn't open until 20 past 9 so we had to wait a while. It was a beautiful morning and we chatted to some Aussies and Canadians that were on a Scenic river cruise.
We were in the first cable car. What glorious views. Up over the sloping vineyards, got off and walked to the Niederwald monument. This monument with its statue of "Germania" ...
... up to the counter, the agent was such a charmer (NOT). Oh well, c'est la vie. Now we are in the lounge at our gate, waiting to board. The time went by so quickly. And the strange thing is that it did not feel like we were in foreign cities- it felt normal. I just can't explain, but the trip has been lovely. We have been very fortunate throughout and treasure every experience and memory!! It is 9 pm. Not sure if we will make it home today... We got to Newark on ...
... by someone!
We await the damage report from Judith or Friso. Are we a jinx or what?
Our two visits were Mungsterbrucke which is the highest railway viaduct in Germany and, more importantly there is now a very pleasant park area underneath it.
We were also told that we would be taken to meet some even older people than us (is that supposed to make us feel better?) This turned out to be the ...
... George fancied a beer so we went to the Irish pub so he could treat himself to a Guinness for his birthday. Real surprise at dinner. Music started playing and all the waiters brought in a beautiful birthday cake for George with sparks flying everywhere. We hadn't expected it so had no camera. Fortunately our friends took a picture. They are going to transfer it to us asap so we can post it. George ran and got ...
... went to the shops to get all the stuff, and I got a bottle
of drink for Paul.
It was his birthday party that resulted in all the empty
bottles so I wanted to celebrate his 21st.
We hung around playing soccer table game for a while, and
then it was dinner time.