August 23, 2016
After a week of entering blog pictures and stories I got home to give the blog some final touches...and I accidently deleted the entire weeks worth of cruising and shore excursions. For this I apologize and will now not try to duplicate what was, rather I will use pictures to tell the story of our adventure ON THE RHINE RIVER CRUISE.
Our fantastic travelers, minus two persons. Bob Chase, Diane Chase, Mike Breszee, Sue Breszee, Randy Wendling, Carrie Wendling, Rich Lila, Pat Baudendistel, Ed Blatz, Jill Lila, Jeanne Pethan, Del McCarthy, Wally Tesch, Lynn Baudendistel, Sandy Tesch, Monica Blatz, Camille Meyers, Wayne Graczyk, Gail Rollins, Terri Cox and Valerie Graczyk.
Our two travelers not on first picture...on left is Edith Hernandez with her daughter Julie right behind her. Of course we can't stop there. Diane Chase, Monica Blatz and Bob Chase round out this great picture with some of the fantastic scenery and castles in the back ground.
August 8 & 9 - Amsterdam and Volendam
Amsterdam is actually a city built out of the sea so is below sea level. Fantastic Achievement began in the 17th century. Volendam is a picturesque fishing village. We all agreed we could have stayed an entire day there if time permitted.
Our guide getting his daily protein...swallowing a herring whole!
Volendam was just beautiful and quaint...
The sun popped out as we docked in Cologne
Serious shuffle board games prior to landing.
While other's just relaxed on the sun deck.
Enjoying our visit to the a beautiful Reichsburg Castle which we toured.
A romantic toast for Rich's 65th BD celebrated on Aug 13
August 12 -Kublenz and Rudesheim
Just a few of the 32 castles and palaces along the Rhine River.
Wally at the Music Museum- He was the hit of the visit!
August 14 - Strasbourg - Canal Boat Cruise
We felt secure...a sign of the times in our modern world.
A picture of the canal in Strasbourg France to end our trip.