Our last day aboard ship we packed our belongings and headed into Basel on our way to Lucerne. There we stayed at the hotel for two days before heading to the airport. Here is the view from our hotel room. (Swiss Alps in background)
I got an earache and went to the local pharmacy to see if they might have something I could take. I loathed the idea of getting on a plane with ear pain as I’m sure you can imagine how awful that would be. As a result, the above photos are courtesy of my sister and the sights she saw while I lay in bed in the hotel.
I would have loved to go along. Aren't these awesome pictures?
Another amazing day which started with a trip to the Black Forest. Of course, everything tastes better when not at home, including the infamous Black Forest cake. What a grand time to watch one being made by the local chef. Yummy!
And speaking of stories…this is the Hohenzollern Bridge. It’s hard to see, but the walkway wall is filled with padlocks. Tons of padlocks that lovers have placed there to represent their love. It’s listed as one of the “Love Lock Bridges.” What if you didn’t bring a lock with you? No worries. On the walkway along the river, sat many vendors selling them!
Let me tell you about this picture, though! This is the bar area. In this room, every night, we gathered to hear about the next days events and such, while also enjoying a cocktail. Live music nearly every night. This is before it filled up. At different times throughout the cruise, you could find folks relaxing in here, reading books (gasp) or simply visiting with each other.