Category Archives: Rhine River

Rhine River Cruise, Day Four, Part One: Loreley

We were sailing down the Rhine and were about 18 miles north of Rudesheim when we noticed strong currents that coincided with a sudden narrowing of the river and we saw large rocks protruding between steep cliffs. Then all of … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Three (afternoon): Rudesheim

We returned to our Felicity after our morning in Mainz and during lunch the ship departed for Rudesheim (the official name is Rudesheim am Rhein) just a few miles downstream. Rudesheim is a pleasant little Rhine Valley wine town that … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Three: Mainz

On Wednesday morning, May 16, 2012 we found ourselves in Mainz, another 2000 year-old city with a 1000 year-old cathedral. Mainz was a little different than the other cities we visited so far. Its cathedral isn’t as tall as Strasbourg’s … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Two (afternoon): Heidelberg

On Tuesday afternoon, May 15th,  my wife and I split up for the first and only time during the cruise. I decided to go on the bus for the History and Castle Ruins tour while Bee joined the shoppers of … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Two: Speyer

We went on two excursions on our first day in Germany: Speyer, a small town with a huge cathedral,  in the morning and the famous old college town of Heidelberg in the afternoon. From the ship we walked through the … Continue reading

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Strasbourg Cathedral: My Favorite Photo

I took about 140 photos of the Strasbourg Cathedral on Monday, May 14, 2012.  This one, with the pink and tan sandstone pillars framing the golden chancel, is my favorite.  

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Rhine River Cruise, Day One: Strasbourg

We boarded our home for a week, the Avalon Felicity, in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday afternoon, May 13, 2012 and the next morning we found ourselves in France. The major event for the morning would be a three-hour tour of … Continue reading

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My church is taller than yours

I always thought this “nanny, nanny who’s got the tallest building in the world” game began when New York built the Empire State Building a little bit higher than the Chrysler Building and then Chicago built the Sears (now Willis) … Continue reading

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