Throughout the trip we experienced several boats parked at a single dock. From on high we see the configuration of boats “cheek to cheek.” To disembark passengers had to go through other boats to get to shore. This was a problem for me on our last night. We were Grand Circle Travel and had a Viking ship next to us on my side of the boat. They kept their engine on all night. I was getting up early to head home. And at 3 AM I showered, dressed and left my room to find a quiet place on the ship. Not fun.
6/27/14 Bernkastel which included a wonderful visit with our contemporaries (seniors) which I did n.ot photograph.July 17, 2014
Moving Along on the Rhine/Mosel trip. Present life is beginning to intrude. Now on to Germany on the Rhine, 6/27/14to intrude. Entering GermanyJuly 17, 2014
Kate and I began working as a team in the Fall of 1970. I had just become certified as a school psychologist and she was a social worker. I evaluated the children referred to us and Kate worked with the families. She made home visits. A memorable one was when she arrived at the door of a family we had concerns about. As the door opened to her she was thrown to the ground by the police with guns drawn and commanded to stay down as the police continued into the house. Shortly thereafter she returned to our home base, Powell’s Lane School rather shaken up with torn stockings (we were still wearing skirts in that era) and some bruises. This episode did not stop her from making home visits. She was an integral part of the community and school system. I loved working with her and we became fast friends and remained friends even after I changed districts.
Nijmegen, Netherlands including Liberation Museum about the period preceding WWII and the Netherlands occupation.July 11, 2014
Moving right along we take an optional tour of the Delta Project. Which was built to preserve the environment and secure Zeeland against flooding. A very costly project that is now of great interest to the rest of the world to protect low lying areas.