After leaving France behind, we enter Switzerland where we spend z great deal of time in and around Lucerne/Luzern. Man, what a beautiful place. We stopped by Lion Monument, take a lake cruise to Alpnachstad, get on board the world’s steepest Cog Railway to the top of Pilatus Kulm, take the Trans down the other side back into Lucerne/Luzern. We catch many sites in the city including doing some Railfanning at the train station. I truly hated to leave this place, it was so peaceful and stress free.
Monthly Archives: September 2004
After crossing the English Channel by ferry, we make port in Calais, France. We then head for where else, Paris!, where we spent a couple of days. We passed many famous building while taking a river cruise. We take a wonderful tour in Versailles and later that night we take in a show at the famous Le Moulin Rouge. The next day we move on and pass through Beaune where we have a great lunch…
We next toured London itself; some by a guided tour and some by ourselves. If you have never been to London taking a “City Tour” is a great way to get a lay of the land then don’t be afraid to then set out on your own to see sites in detail. Lot’s and lot’s of great buildings line the streets. Here and there are Statues / Monuments that might surprise you when you read the plaques on who they are!
Our next major stop is Bath, England. Did you know that the Roman’s had one of their finest hot baths here in England? The Abby here has been ruined several times at yet another one gets built bigger then the one before. Talk about crop circles, here you find folks that have made Horse’s in the chalk! After that we visited a very old heritage site, bet you know which one…
RRAdventures Topic on TrainBoard: Railroad Adventures (RRAdventures) – European Vacation 2004 (Revisited w/ Video!!!)
RRAdventures Website: European Vacation
We begin our version of European Vacation as we return to England, this time to actually tour the area, and then assault mainland Europe.
In Part I of England (2004) we begin by getting settled into our hotel and get our feet wet with the “Tube” as we learn how to move about London.