Honestly I love the pace of this trip. Yes, there are some days when we’re on the go from morning till night. But most days are much easier. I didn’t roll out of bed until
out This morning we were still cruising on the Main heading for Miltenburg. And I FINALLY understand how locks work. I remember learning about them in the fifth grade and just not understanding them. Here, with the help of a You Tube video and some real life visuals, I think I get it.
AFter lunch we ventured into Miltenburg, a tiny town in Bavaria. We’ve had some wonderful guides but the one today was the best so far. She was hilarious. She clearly enjoyed her job and was a born story teller. I just wish i could remember what had us laughing so much.
One story she told that wasn’t funny was about some neo-Nazis coming into the town back in the 90s all ready for a fight. And the men in the town wanted to give them exactly what they were looking for. The noise of angry voices got louder and louder until the local priest (whom everyone loved) went in to the church and rang every bell in the steeple. The bells were so loud, no one could hear anything else and the crowd dispersed.
But, of course, the guide said shrugging her shoulders, we all know what happens to good priests when they save a town.
They transfer them, I said.
No, she said, they made him a bishop. (and he moved away)
Jerry and I wandered around after the official tour..climbed a hill for a good view of the town, went up and down cobblestone streets and checked out the little shops along the way. Lots of people came back to the ship loaded with bags. Others had tried some of the local beer and tasty bakery treats. Frankly I don’t know how they could put one more thing in their stomach. We should have skipped lunch if we wanted to eat in town. Manybe we’ll do that tomorrow.
One of the women we met (and English teacher) has been keeping a blog too. She’s a great writer and I’m loving reading her pieces each day. She did a good one yesterday on the “Dos and Don’ts of Traveling” If I have time I’ll steal that idea. it was great.
We were in two lovely churches today. Jerry lit a candle for Kate, Frani and Mary Anne.
Well, well, well…internet is just fine tonight. I may actually get this done and out to you in record time. Let’s see if I can load some pictures.