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There is a lot of work going on around the station at Wuppertal, but once you figured it out it was easy. The Hotel Astor was about a 5 minute walk. We'd come here because we'd seen the suspended monorail on the TV program based on Bradshaw's 1913 travel guide (Great Continental Railway Journeys). The city supplies guests with a free public transport pass so we used it to do the complete journey - took about 1 hr 15 min. The town ...
... 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 ...
This morning berthed at the side of the Rhine close to Cologne Cathedral. Had a look round it and then just wandered about the streets. Off to lunch now. While we are at lunch the boat is having to move to the other bank of the river. From there we are getting a city tour. Not much view through our porthole at our morning berth. Lol. Went on the city tour. Quite interesting. Didn't bother with more sightseeing ...
I lost. Again.
The sauce is still a definite winner. It surpassed all
attempted meals of mine ever.
Bloody mushroom sauce.
My food was edible though, and I think they all liked