I would tuck you in

2020-11-17T06:34:05+00:00 November 17th, 2020|

One of my most favorite things in the world is reading a story to my 7 year old grandson before he falls asleep. He chooses a story and we snuggle under the covers to share it. Lately it has been the same book, over and over. Written by Sarah Asper-Smith and illustrations by Mitchell Watley, [...]

Headed to Amsterdam

2018-01-24T22:34:07+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

As we sail out of Rudesheim we are headed to Amsterdam on the most scenic stretch of the river. Castles perch on the sides of the river from high above us, or straight out from us on the bank of the river. By the time we pull into Amsterdam this afternoon we will have traveled [...]

Rudesheim Germany

2018-01-24T22:35:05+00:00 September 26th, 2017|

All morning we cruised the Rhine River. Since leaving Budapest the upper deck (the sun deck) has been closed due to the low lock clearance and the low bridges but now the Rhine runs wider and has much more clearance. The captain has a smile on his face. I am sure the responsibility of bringing [...]

Miltenberg Germany

2018-01-24T22:34:41+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

This town is the most intact that we have visited. Unlike the previous towns that were substantially bombed in WWII and since have rebuilt this town has the buildings that have lined these streets since the 1400's and 1500's. There is a pub in the street level of a hotel, which has operated as a [...]

Wurzburg Germany

2018-01-24T22:35:33+00:00 September 24th, 2017|

Today we are headed to the Residence Palace, originally built for one prince-bishop of the Schonbrunn family. While we have been in Europe we have learned that before the separation of church and state that bishops would become prince's thereby having their own wealth and that given to them by the church, taxing the people [...]