Wednesday, May 16 - Bacharach Germany and Rhine River cruise
We genuinely like the people who are with us on our tour. We're seeing really great views of the most beautiful countryside, and we're touring very interesting sites and learning of the history of little places that most of us haven't heard of before. But one of the great things about our trip is the people that we are becoming friends with. I don't think that folks generally take trips like this with the objective of making friends, but that's what we are doing. And we won't be surprised to find that some of these folks may be friends for much longer than the three weeks we spend together.
Bacharach is a beautiful old city with much history. All these places are. But the beauty we see here is something we don't see frequently in the US. Old streets walked by kids leaving for school in the morning. Vineyards on the sides of very tall and steep hills. Buildings three or four times as old as our home country. Just a very different kind of beauty. The image below is from our window looking up to the hills behind our hotel. After breakfast, it was out for a walking tour of this small city.