Wednesday, July 23, 2014


What can one do on a 10.5 hour plane ride with no kids?  Read an entire book, a magazine, and watch 2.5 movies.  It was the middle  DSCN0216of the day for us, so although the served us dinner and then 8 hours later, breakfast, I never felt a bit tired. 

But now, after a 3 hour lay-over for a flight that was canceled at the last minute, an unexpected 2.5 hour train ride through beautiful Germany, having to make new transfer arrangement, and meeting two new friends who had to do all that with us, we are now aboard our Viking longship, named Hlin, which is a name I am glad to type and not pronounce. 

Our room is bigger than we expected—there’s actually enough room to walk between the foot of the bed and the dresser, and the bathroom shower does not flow directly over the toilet.


And, because Dwayne made the arrangements, we have a perfect balcony to lounge on as we cruise past quaint hamlets and  castle ruins. At least, that’s what the commercials and my imagination have concocted. 


Well, I’ve been up for more than 24 hours now and we have a captain’s meeting in a few minutes followed by our first on-board dinner.  Hopefully dessert comes before dreams do tonight!


(From our balcony after dinner.

I’m going to beat the sun to sleep tonight!)

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