BC: DEPARTED | France | May 30, 2012 | Puyallup
FC: Rock and Sue's European Adventure May 2012 Amsterdam, Rhine River Cruise and Paris
1: Amsterdam | Depart Seattle May 17, 2012 | Only 12 hours from Seattle but worlds away!
2: Amsterdam - a beautiful city filled with friendly people, canals and bicycles by what seems like the thousands! Cheese, apple pie and special pancake were special Dutch treats. | Amsterdam
6: Amsterdam has a unique architectural style.
8: SS Antoinette | We leave Amsterdam Sunday, May 20th for a 7 day Uniworld cruise on the beautiful SS Antoinette Our cruise will take us up the Rhine river, through Germany and France to Switzerland.
9: SS Antoinette
10: COLOGNE Germany
11: Cologne - largest city in the Rhineland, home to the twin tower Gothic Cathedral which began construction in 1248 and took 632 years to complete.
13: The cathedral is the tallest Gothic structure in the world. The earthly remains of the fabled Three Kings are believed to be resting in the cathedral. | Cologne
15: . Onto Koblenz, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Marksburg Castle!
16: We wind our way through the Medieval town of Koblenz and then take an aerial tram to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Then it's on to Marksburg Castle, the best-preserved castle on the Rhine!
18: Over a three hour period we sail past 23 Castles! Sausage, sauerkraut, beer and pretzels add to the experience! | CASTLES ON THE RHINE
20: RUDESHEIM dates back to the Roman times and is located in the Rheingau, a wine growing region known for its high-quality Rieslings. Here we visit the most beautiful Schloss Vollrads wine estate. | Wine
22: Speyer, Germany
23: Speyer enjoyed the luxury of being a free city of the Holy Roman Empire, answering to the emperor himself for 500 years. Speyer is home to the second largest Romanesque building in Europe.
24: Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved baroque city. Heidelberg Castle is the largest castle ruin in Germany with architecture spanning from the 13th to the 17th centuries.
26: Heidelberg Castle | Discover
28: Strasbourg, France
29: A city of canals, it's both medieval with covered bridges and watchtowers and modern with the European Parliament.
30: A trip down the Alsatian Wine Road With stops at Kayserber, Riquewohr and Colmar
32: Kayserberg, Riquewihr, Colmar
34: Goodbye to the Rhine River and on to Paris, France
36: PARIS City of Light | We arrive in Paris by train from Basal, Switzerland in the afternoon of May 27, 2012. Our Paris adventure begins!
38: The Seine | 37 bridges cross the Seine in Paris.
40: Exploring Paris
41: The Sidewalk Café's! The Food!
42: The Louvre
44: Jardin des Tuileries | One of the oldest and most beautiful public gardens in Paris
45: Sainte-Chapelle | Built by King Louis IX in 1248, next to the royal palace. A masterpiece of Gothic Architecture.
46: Notre Dame Cathedral
48: Musee d'Orsay
49: "We'll always have Paris" | Au Revoir