What started out as a trip to Germany for a family event – a symposium honoring Adolf Weissler, Robert’s great-grandfather – quickly grew into a bigger trip encompassing Iceland and Scotland. The joys of retirement – no need to hurry home! This could probably be three posts, but we’ll try to do it in one.Continue reading “Iceland, Scotland, and Germany – June 2019”
In May we set off for Germany to cycle the Elbe Radweg, to visit the great cities of Dresden and Berlin, and to visit some Weissler family history sites. While planning the trip, Robert said, “you want to go to Norway, right?” 🙂 Yes! the Bergen Railway from Oslo to Bergen is something he did back in 1976, but was definitely on my own bucket list (routinely ranked as one of the “great railroad journeys of the world”). And finally, we were able to fly with IcelandAir and get the “free” layover on Reykjavik. So off we went! This is the first of three posts.
In July we were quite happy to have a quick trip to Germany to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Johannes and Bärbel Weissler in Erlangen. (Johannes’ father Fritz and Robert’s grandfather Otto were brothers.) We took the opportunity to make a little “pre-trip”.Continue reading “Germany and a Party! July 2015”
In May 2013 we joined fellow Downhill to Breakfast riders John Black and Bob White on a self-guided tour along the Mosel River, from Trier most of the way to Koblenz. Click here for more!
In August we travelled to Germany for the 80th birthday of Johannes Weissler (Robert’s father Gerhard’s first cousin), stopping first in Belgium. We stayed in Brussels and made day trips out to Antwerp and Brugge (all in Flanders) and to Namur (in Wallonia). We then travelled back to Nürnberg via Köln (Cologne) and on to Erlangen to visit with family, and from there down to Munich to visit with friends. Click here to read more about it!
In July 2003 we traveled to France to see the end of the Tour de France – Lance Armstrong’s fifth victory! (but we know how that played out later…). Click here for some photographs from that journey.
In late June/early July, our chamber singing group, the Mansfield Chamber Singers (Ken Wells, director) joined with the St. Albans Choir of Westwood (Jim Vail, director) on our first ever European concert tour. Although there is lots of competition for a concert audience this time of year in Europe — occasionally our combined groups outnumbered our audience! — it was a marvelous trip, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely as we sang our way through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria, both formal and impromptu performances. Plus, it was really fun to travel around a couple of weeks with friends instead of our usual “on our own” approach. Click here to read more about it!
In July 1997 we were once again off to Europe – this time a quick visit to Robert’s cousin Ulrich Weissler in Bournemouth, England, then onto Germany to visit friends and family, to Switzerland to re-visit our honeymoon spot of Grindelwald, and finally a foray into France to see a time-trial stage of the Tour de France. Click here to read more about it!
A memorable trip through eastern Germany – first visit since the Berlin wall came down in 1989! – Czech Republic, and Hungary. Click here to read more about it!
In Europe again, this time frolicking in Germany and Austria. Click here for some photos and you can even see how hard Liza tried to write her trip journal in German (don’t worry, it’s translated).