A scenic drive along the Rhine River to Frankfurt for the return flight.
A relaxing day in Cologne. I walked over to the Catherdral despite the fact I have been inside many times before. For something new and interesting I visted the Michael Schumacher collectrion which was brilliant as it showed a significant progression of technology in the F1 cars.
Starting off from Mainz I first drove to Cochem on the Moselle River to visit a wonderful castle. On my way to Cologne I made a detour to drive on the ‘Green Hell’ – otherwise known as Nurburgring.
A visit to the Porsche museum in the morning and Burg Hohenzollern (castle) in the afternoon. And a lot of driving.
After flying to Frankfurt I took the opportunity of a long weekend to visit the Stuttgart area for the first time. I visited the Mercedes Benz museum, Gottlieb Daimler memorial and the breathtaking Lichtenstein Castle.
Time to go back to reality – or at least the states. Planes, trains and automobiles is what today is about, but not in that order.
Last day in London. I decided to visit some new places today, the Natural History Museum and the Olympic Park
A very full day in London including a visit to the British Museum and Westminster.
End of the cruise. Time to leave and start another adventure
Today was the final full day of the cruise. I had yet to take advantage of the hot tub, so I made sure I experience them before the end of the day. I also utilized my martini tasting coupon in the Martini bar. I participated in the Escape Room and partied like it was 1999 with the silent disco to end the night.
Today is the final port of call for the cruise. It’s hard to believe the cruise is almost over already. Today the ship visits Stavanger, Norway – the one place on the cruise I haven’t been to yet. I decided to walk over to the church (bad idea) then to the archeological museum. I still had some time left so I walked through the old town area over to some old mansions.
Today is the most scenic day of the entire trip. The ship will sail into Geiranger through Geirangerfjord.
A nice day in Bergen. I started the day with a funicular ride to a viewpoint overlooking Bergen. I went to the Bergenhus Fortress and the UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen.
Today is the first stop of the cruise, in Ålesund, Norway. The weather was less than spectacular, it rained nearly the entire day and I had planned mostly outdoor activities (scenic viewpoint and the Sunnmøre open air museum)…
An entertaining day at sea on the Celebrity Apex
Embarkation day for the Celebrity Apex
I visited the National Maritime museum and the National Holocaust memorial during my second day in Amsterdam.
I arrived in Amsterdam today and visited Zaans Schanse where there is a large group of windmills and historic buildings.
Leaving on a jet plane (okay, so it is technically a “turbofan” engine and not a jet). I departed Houston this morning and flew to Amsterdam via Dallas on American Airlines.
Checked in for my flight to Amsterdam