notes... we've got photos too, but they're not here.
of my 3 international trips this year, would Mary go to Australia, Switzerland, or Japan?
Mary and Mom compare notes about travel through Switzerland
borrowed some "travel in Germany" books from Keith and Betsy
travel jems on the web: currency converter, rail route site, Rhine Cruise, Schönburg castle Riesling Wine Tour
Sat, 20 Jun: Dan, Mary, Brennan and Justin drive to OKC
Sun, 21 Jun: Dan watches USA lose to Iran in the World Cup from a bar in the Chicago airport.
Mon, 22 Jun: Dan arrives Zurich, train to Geneva
Tue, Wed, Thu: W3C Meeting at CERN in Geneva
bus to down town
rose gardens, water park
lunch at Daval Et Fils
to Mainz: Saturday
6 hour train ride across Switzerland and Germany in June
long chat with a local who had seen both wars, travelled extensively
Hotel Schottenhof: a block from the train station
dinner at La Vecchia Roma (which world cup game did we watch?)
stowed our bags in a locker in Mainz; planned to retrieve them after the cruise, but... had no time!
10:01 Koln Dusseldorfer (KD) Rhine Cruise - Mainz to Oberwesel
lunch on the boat
Riesling Wine Tour: tour of Weingut Laius-Knab... brought some back!
dinner in the castle: 5 course meal. Note: we're still in our travelling shorts, having left our finery in Mainz
train back to Mainz; get bags out of locker
Mainz to Luzern (5.5 hrs)
a bit of gift shopping, dinner at Montrose by the lake
train to Zurich
took in a movie: Six Days Seven Nights (1998); fair
lazagne, Pino Grigio at Ristorante Pulcino
The Long Trip Home
Wed: back thru Chicago to OKC, reunite with the kids
Thu: drive back to Austin