Day 21: And Home!

Pumped and ready to go?  Yeah, I’m pretty sure we weren’t, but, nevertheless, we were up and about at 6:15 am, checking out and catching a cab by 7:15, and arriving at the airport by 7:50. Getting through security was only a minor headache: after an security agent unpacked our carefully packed souvenir bag, we had to…

Day 20: Hamburg, Germany

And for the culmination of our trip: a visit to the Miniature Wünderland!! Up at the bright early time of 6:15, so we could be out on the streets of the city by 7:15, for an arrival at Miniature Wünderland by 8:00. We made it with ten minutes to spare. At 8:00 we were in! I…

Day 18: Bruges, Belgium

This morning we jumped out of bed at 6:15 am.  Mostly we jumped because our phones were plugged in at the end of the bed and we had to turn off the alarm. After getting ready, we headed down for a nice breakfast in the hotel restaurant, then hopped onto the tour bus for a…

Day 17: Ghent, Belgium

We arose at 6:15 to get ready for our next big adventure: leaving The Netherlands, heading to Belgium. We finished packing up our baggage and  headed down to a good breakfast at the Renaissance restaurant around 7:15.  We saw our travel companions for the first time since we got off the canal boat in Amsterdam.…

Day 16: Amsterdam, Netherlands

This morning, we awoke, both thoroughly refreshed and tired from too much sleep. With our bedtime of 9:00 the night before and getting up around 8:00am, we got around 11 hours of glorious sleep, more than making up for the 4 we’d gotten the last night on the boat! For the next hour, we dawdled…

Day 14: Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Like yesterday, we were up at 7:00 am this morning.  Only today, we’re no longer in Germany. We’re in The Netherlands. First views of The Netherlands Since this would be our last full day on the ship, we decided that packing was in order, so after getting our morning showers, we started to plan for…

Day 13: Cologne

We slept in until 7:00 am today. Seems strange to say that, but I think that’s probably the latest we’ve slept throughout the trip! First thing to note: it is raining. We had breakfast around 8:00 and as we were finishing up, the boat was docking in the city of Cologne. By 9:15, we were…