Great Continental Railway Journeys


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I get quite a kick out of watching this on the Twin Cities PBS.  I love watching as Michael Portillo makes his way across Europe.  And I especially love it when he visits some place and I end up saying out loud “I’ve been there!”  But then again, I have an insatiable wanderlust and I could go broke traveling Europe.

I am and have always been fascinated by Europe, its customs, it’s culture and more importantly, it’s food and spirits.  Bear in mind that one very unpalatable truth is I will never be a sommelier but it will never stop me from trying out as many varieties and bottles that I can find.  Give me a passport and a method of paying off a VISA and I’d travel all over Europe like this guy has.

Castle Country


It was cold out there this morning.  No, you don’t want to even know just how cold it was.  Just trust me when I tell you that it was cold out on the sun deck taking pics.  Sun deck.  That’s a laugh.  It should be called “wind deck” with the cold breeze we were having this morning.  Lunch was good tho and they did have some gluhwein to help keep us warm.