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... along the boardwalk and scouted two potential dining spots. I will not bore you with more food pics; suffice it to say the meal was good - not exceptional. The setting was great along the Rhine in an old family run Gasthof Adler.
Tomorrow will be an easy drive back to Dan and Andrea's place - something under three hours.
Hope everyone is having a good Remembrance Day remembering what it was all about those many years ago!!
... our ship is docked so we walked a bit and were in the shopping/pedestrian district and we just meandered around for a few hours. I bought some shoes I wanted to buy before we left so that was nice. We had a little misty rain but nothing too bad. I had my hair in waves so that made it an afro - oh well - no one seemed to notice!! We ended up at the cathedral. It is just so amazing. We didn't go inside but ...
Early this morning, about 4.30, we sailed passed Frankfurt and onto Cologne, berthing at about 1pm. We opted for the city walking tour which was about 1.5 hour duration. We learnt about the history of Cologne, or Koln as it is called in Germany. With a population of 1 million, it's the 4th biggest city in Germany (behind Berlin, Hamberg, Munich). The Romans established a settlement at this location on the Rhine about 2000 years ago and it has has continuous settlement ever ...
... close third after after Salzburg. The Moselle River/Valley is so beautiful and the weather was perfect, which always helps.
After the boat trip I headed to a fortress located on the other side of the river. The fortress wasn't as exciting to me as was the prospect of going on a cable car for the first time. I've always wanted to go on a cable car, but just never had the opportunity. It was a little scary, because I'm not great with heights, however ...
... an entire ice cream cake. We could not store it because there was no freezer. John has been wanting one since the first time we were in Ecuador in 2007. Another yum.
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