Cruising the Rhine… Castles and Beer and Wine

“You didn’t pack a dress shirt?” I asked. “I didn’t think I’d need one.” “We’re sitting at the Captain’s table tonight. We have to go shopping.” Thus, we dashed through Cologne, Germany looking in every store we found that sold men’s clothes looking for a shirt that would fit Mike. Apparently, they don’t grow many men there as big as …

Europe: Three Cities, Three Days in Each

“So what do you want to do for your 40th birthday?” My husband asked innocently. “I’ve been thinking about that,” I said. “How do you feel about Europe?” “In general?” He could see the way this was going. “For a trip.” “Europe is nice…” “I’ve been doing some research. I think we could do three cities in ten days.” “Which …

Honeymoon in Greece

Wow. This was a long time ago. June 1999 to be exact. We kind of picked Greece as our honeymoon location by accident. My aunt had a co-worker whose parents ran a guesthouse on the tiny island of Patmos, in the Dodencanese Islands. Much closer to Turkey than the Greek mainland, it’s a ten hour ferry ride from the Port …