Cruisin' The Rhine
Trip Start Sep 11, 2005
9Trip End Sep 21, 2005
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After a crazy night of dancing, singing, and being merry sitting on a boat "Cruisin' the Rhine" with a herd of senior citizens (65+) was just what we all needed. (I don't think the elderly liked the fact that there were 160 loud "kids" on the boat). It was quite chill lounging on the top deck gazing at wine vineyards that where on 73 degree slopes. Once in awhile on the three hour tour we would come across a quaint little town and numerous Castles perched high on the hill side. At the end of the boat cruise we exited to another small little German town where we spent the afternoon exploring. We definitely got laughed at by little 14 year old locals for trying to do the "finger whistling" and skipping down the road. Did we look that obvious like we were Americans? We settled into an Italian Café....in Germany, go figure. We indulged in Cheese Pizza and tap water (cheapest meal you will find in all of Europe: 3 Euro)
From the Rhine we transferred back to Mainz where I napped for a few hours before dinner and the rest of the night. Dinner was Dog Nuggets I think. I for some reason think that everything that this hotel feeds us is describable as "Dog". This will be the last meal in Mainz thankfully.
After dinner a smaller group of us headed back to the Irish Pub. The band wasn't as good, but it was still packed. This time not with as many GU kids but a lot of Army guys and gals. I didn't stay for to long as I had to pack my bag up and shower one last time in that awful shower that I had to call my shower for a few days. I walked back with Tea-pot/Shermanator, aka: Matt L. and Kerry Burke. Before wandering off to bed I indulged in a Ka-bob that was delightful and full of goodness. (We call them Bob's here at GIF).