2 November 2010


FIRST Adventure in EUROPE
Hosts: Monsheim, GERMANY with Edith & Rainer Bals, Schopfeim, GERMANY with Cornelia, Deiter & Felix Raps and Laax, SWITZERLAND with Deiter Raps
Air Travel: Air Canada from Montreal > Paris, FRANCE
Train: Paris > Mannheim, GERMANY
Private Vehicle: Mannheim > Monsheim & surrounding area
Train: Monsheim > Schopfeim
Private Vehicle: Schopfeim & surrounding area > Laax, SWITZERLAND > Basel
Train: Basel > Mannheim, GERMANY
Private Vehicle: Mannheim > Monsheim > Frankfurt
Air Travel: Air Canada from Frankfurt > Montreal, CANADA

PlacesParis  Versailles  Mannheim  Monsheim  Speyer  Ludwigshafen  Worms  Bacarach  St. Goar Braubach  Annweiker  Kallstadt  Schopfeim  Basel  Frohnd  Zell  Goetheanum  Freiburg  Ottmarsheim Haut-Koenigsbourg  Riquewihr  Luzerne  Laax Chur  Falera  Frankfurt

Background: We first met our German hosts on last year's Wind / Peel Rivers canoe trip in Yukon. They invited us to visit them ... it would be a convenient way to introduce us to a small region of Europe they said ... and, they certainly were not mistaken. Wonderful hosts and great tour guides ... we had a blast! The majority of our accommodation was in private suites at their homes and each shared us for part of the trip.

Both homes featured a well-stocked wine cellar!

Rainer - " Drink more wine, then I can buy more to fill my cellar "

Dieter - " Tonight I would like to open a bottle of 1966 vintage " 

Excerpt From KANOE TRIPPING Journal:
" You can't eat a loaf of bread and a pound of cheese and drink a bottle of wine every day for 24 days in a row and not gain weight! "
We hope to repay them someday for their superb hospitality.

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