Saturday, October 18, 2008

LAST DAY OF BARGE TRIP IN FRANCE

The afternoon of our last day of our barge trip we visited a small town in the heart of the Alsatian wine-growing area. We began our too short visit with a wine tasting in the oldest wine cellar in the area.

I was disconcerted to be greeted by one of my favorite animals in this position, but the wine were delicious, and the spirit jovial.

We had ample time to stroll the cobblestone streets of this charming town, with cameras in hand,


And sample pretzels from the shop - that reminded me of philadelphia soft pretzels.

These are some of the vineyards that surround the village.

On the bus trip back to the barge moored at Strasbourg, we passed more vineyards and villages, and castles on the hilltops. What a wonderful place to visit. We must come back.

We arrived back at the barge to tables set for our farewell dinner, and napkins folded in another clever design at our places.


And an evening spent enjoying the spacious lounge and packing.

1 comment:

Sandy Sandy said...

Your photos really give one the flavor of this area Sally. These napkins are very impressive also. Thanks for including them!