Hotel Krafft am Rhein
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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Up today around 8. We have to be out of here by noon which is fine since we'll go directly to the boat from here. Mom packs her "trunks" for the last time. I finish writing on the blog and help organize for our departure. Karen makes us coffee in the room using the hot water boiler supplied on each floor and the coffee bags we bought back in Erfert …
This morning brings us our first sunshine since we started. Not a cloud in the sky. Now we another issue. A conundrum you might say. For it is breakfast time and our only alternative seems to be a $50 breakfast for two at the Krafft-Basel Hotel. Unbelievably, I caved. I attempt to justify it by vowing to stuff ourselves at breakfast an eat nothing …
Today we begin our longest train journey of our vacation, 7 hours. It begins at precisely 8:00am with a three hour trip to Ulm, one hour layover and another three hour ride to Basel. We were up, dressed, packed (remember, we don't open our suitcases) and down for breakfast by 7am. I can't miss a free breakfast so we slam it down in 15 minutes and …
... of Switzerland. After a gentle look around and some lunch (another lovely local soup with meat and vegetables) Joy - of all people!! - said she fancied going up the mountain by cable car. Now Joy is scared of heights, and these are pretty big mountains, but off we went. Two rather nervous cable car rides later, we were at the village of Murren, altitude some 5,600 feet and about half way to the summit of ...
... and mariachi music playing in the background. Funny the things that remind us of home :). It was a good reminder that we are heading home in morning. After 15 days of an amazing, unforgettable, European Adventure, we are ready to go home to American comforts and our kitties and friends. We will check in one last time tomorrow with a wrap-up about things we learned, favorites, and least favorites of our trip. Stay tuned one last ...