Fireworks in Düsseldorf

I have a hard time staying up late, and knew that it was going to be tough to make it til midnight for the New Year’s Eve celebration. I drank coffee in the afternoon (which I never do), and had chocolate dessert…all to help in the effort. But 10:00pm rolled around and I excused myself…

Baby, it’s cooooold outside

PAs we continue our journey north along the Rhine, the temperature drops visibly. Last night we docked Koblenz, and while we were too late for any of the shops, it was one of my favorite cities because of the architecture, statues and numerous squares. Notably,  there was the Four Towers, an intersection where the four homes each…

Rudesheimer coffee

We’re in the little German town of Rudesheim, known for its flaming brandy coffee. We were supposed to partake last night, but the boat arrived late, due to low water levels in the Rhine, and I was too tired by then. Luckily, we were still docked in Rudesheim this morning, so I joined a few…

Group Dynamics

I signed up for the pre-cruise package, which included two days in Zurich and two days in Lucerne…two dynamic and exciting Switzerland cities. I thought they would be fun to visit, as well as provide an opportunity to connect with a few people prior to setting off on the cruise of the Rhine. I landed…

Aaaaaah, the singles’ life….

When I checked in for the cruise this afternoon, I was told that I’d been invited to dine at the Captain’s table this evening. Now, this ain’t my first rodeo, so I immediately suspected something fishy was underfoot. This is a very small vessel…only 140 passengers, so I figured there were probably a handful…if any…other…

Omg! I finally figured it out!

It’s been a nightmare figuring out how to use WordPress…at least for this ole gal…using an iPad for the first time….in a foreign country with spotty internet. So. I finally posted my first blog. That one about saying goodbye to Izzi…I wrote it on Thursday the 22nd, and have spent every day since then trying…

Izzi’s last peek

Well, Izzi certainly wasn’t happy to see my suitcase rolling toward the garage….but I nearly skipped out the door. I tried like hell to set this up as a blog, but got nowhere. So I guess I’ll just send an occasional group email and if you want off of this list, just let me know….