Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Signing Off.

A special thanks to Brian, Jerry, and Lynn for accompanying me on this trip. Another big thanks to Brian for schlepping his camera, lenses, and tripod around in a backpack throughout the trip. You all have him to thank for the bulk of the pictures. I've added a few more pictures taken during the trip in the entry below. I think we all are coming away from this trip with some very fond memories of Europe.

Thanks too to all of you who checked the blog while we were away. Judging by the comments we have received you all seem to have liked it. Creating and managing a blog is a very simple process. If you ever need assistance in setting one up just let me know. I'll be happy to help. Until next time...auf Weidersehen!


That Was Quite A Trip!

Our final dinner of the trip. This picture was taken at our hotel in Freising, Germany.

Pork knuckle, saurkraut, red cabbage, 2 potato dumplings, and a couple of big biers for lunch. Seemed like a good the time.

Got Beer?

This photo really requires no additional commentary. ;-)

My car parked in the hotel lot in Interlaken, Switzerland.

"Brian...Lynn, we're in Venice, Italy, one of the most beautiful cities in the world...what do you guys want to do?"

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Tomorrow is our last day in Europe. We plan to spend the late morning, early afternoon walking around downtown Munich. After that we will get the winter tires/wheels removed and my stock tires/wheels remounted. From there we will drive to the port where I will drop-off my car for shipment to the states. Somewhere around 6-8 weeks later it will arrive at Kuni BMW in Beaverton.

What We Did On March 15th & 16th...

Schloss Neuschwanstein in Fussen, Germany.

Schloss Hohenschwangau in Fussen, Germany. This castle is located about one half mile from Schloss Neuschwanstein.

This was our waitress at the Hofbrauhaus at Schloss Neuschwanstein.

Lunch in the capital city of Liechtenstein, Vaduz.

This picture was taken in Lindau, Bavaria, Germany. This is the entrance to the harbor from Lake Constance. The Lion (left) and the Lighthouse were both erected in 1856. Lindau is on an island in Lake Constance. There is a bridge that we drove over to get to the city.

OK, a quick this picture try to find the horse's a$#. ;-)

This picture was taken somewhere between Interlaken, Switzerland and Lindau, Germany.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Our Last Full Day In Switzerland...

Our last day in Switzerland was a good one. As I mentioned in my previous post we visited the Schilthorn today. The weather was clear, cold and sunny at 10,000 feet.

We were not able to visit Trummelbach falls as we had originally planned because it does not open until April.

A clarification from a previous post…the semi-truck accident that we saw in Italy (pictures below) happened 10 minutes or so before we got there. WE WERE NEVER IN ANY DANGER. We simply got stuck in a bit of Italian gridlock. There were 6 – 7 trucks involved in that accident.

Here are a few more pictures from Como, Italy (Lake Como). A couple of observations:
1) The first picture below is of George Clooney's yacht. We thought it would be bigger.
2) Our best meal of the trip so far was the pizza and red wine we had at the lake.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Greetings From Switzerland

The view from our Interlaken hotel room this morning.

Dinner last night in Interlaken (yes, that is a fondue pot).

Lunch yesterday in Como, Italy.

Hello everyone. We are currently in Interlaken, Switzerland. We arrived last night. On our way here we drove through Milan (much traffic) and Lake Como, Italy (sunny and warm). Check out the pictures of the traffic accident we just missed in Italy. It was a pretty spectacular wreck.

Today, using a series of trains, buses, and gondolas, we're planning to head up into the Alps. Interlaken is located very close to a range of mountains that includes Jungfrau (13,642 ft.), Monch (13,475 ft.), and Eiger (13,026 ft.). Our two primary destinations today will be Trummelbach falle ( and the Schilthorn ( We'll be sure to post some pictures when we get back.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pictures From Venice - 3/12/2008

We stopped in here to begin making plans for our next "Italian Delivery" trip.

"Piazza San Marco" - best known in English as St. Mark's Square.

So what's wrong with the building on the left?

Pictures From Venice - 3/11/2008

These pictures were taken on our first night in Venice. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Well, I guess I'll stop typing then.