The Adventure Begins
Our adventure began with a 3 1/2 hour flight from Los Angeles to Houston, where we sat for five hours waiting to board our flight to Frankfurt. It took ten hours to get to Frankfurt, where we sat in the airport for about two hours before finally departing for Amsterdam. One and a half hours later, we arrived in Amsterdam ready to begin seeing the sights. Total flight time: 15 hours.
After a couple of days in Amsterdam, we boarded the Amaprima for a leisurely sail down the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Along the way we stopped to explore some interesting towns with beautiful old world charm. Each town seemed to have similar elements: cobblestone streets lined with beautiful half timbered buildings, a tall church steeple, and a castle on the hilltop above the town. Each town also had its own unique flavor that could be savored as we strolled through the narrow streets.