Highlights: No flats; no dog chases; Mark following my blog; planning the next trip and pushing for more family to join us; incredibly flat Netherlands and Flanders section of Belgium; great hotels especially Martins Klooster in Leuven, BE and Hotel La Malle Poste in Rochefort, Be; The miles and miles of bike paths; the French dinner in Rochefort and the bread everywhere.
Lowlights: The hills into and out of Rochefort and the rain everyday but our last. It was so nice having Sag Lady along so the clothes we weren’t wearing didn’t get soaked. We always had dry clothes to change into.
Luxembourg City is a blend of new and old. Construction cranes were all over the parts of Europe we traveled thru, especially Luxembourg City. The roads today were the best we were on this trip. Reminded me of the difference in roads in Florida compared to the rest of our trip cross country. We had another nice bike path along a river into Trier. Supposedly the oldest city in Germany and an old Roman city.
Departure from Luxembourg. Who said we haven’t had any flats yet? You just jinxed us.
Street scene in the old part of Luxembourg City. This area sits in a valley (more like a gorge) with very steep cliffs up to the new part of the city
Another view. We came down that cobble stone street. On a bike, it looks much steeper.
The bridge in the background spans the valley in which the old city sits. Sorry about the electrical boxes in the pic.
Some of the scenery we rode thru in Luxembourg and Germany.
Morning break along the road. Many cyclists in groups passed us this morning along this route. Same with yesterday between Rochefort and St. Hubert. When I got my camera out to take a picture of them for the blog, they stopped coming. Go figure.
Welcome to Deutschland. If you zoom in, you can see the sign on the wall. They really go in for “Welcome to …………..”, signage over here.
The bridge between Luxemboarg and Germany. The ducks are in Luxemboarg.
We have entered Germany, our 4th country this trip and the sun came out. Thanks Chris.
The bike path we took almost from the border all the way into Trier, our final destination.
Taking the bikes apart and packing them up for the flight home.
Yes, we are in a parking lot. The rendezvous selected was City Hall. Beth pulled into the parking lot as we were pulling in. Perfect timing Sag Lady!!!
The ride back to Amsterdam for our flights tomorrow morning.
The most unusual hotel room I have ever stayed in. View from the door.
View from the bed looking back at the door. I’ll give you a hint: the closest circle on the floor is the shower which doesn’t work unless the glass doors are closed. You can figure out the second circle. You don’t have to close those glass doors for the toilet to work. Yes they are clear glass doors. Pretty intiment.
That’s it for this trip’s blog. Already looking forward to next year. Marcia, Nancy, Mark and Holly are coming. We’re gonna have a blast. I’m not sure if this is me or the beer talking.