Go Historic Blog: October 2010

Blog post archives from October 2010

Geneva
posted October 30, 2010 by Holly Hayes

Good news: David was able to drive us to Zurich despite his lakeside injury in Geneva. Phew, that was a relief to both of us! He is still a major cripple in a good amount of pain, poor guy. But we've had a nice evening in Zurich nonetheless...

Rösti in Bern and Ankle Injury in Geneva
posted October 29, 2010 by Holly Hayes

Thursday morning we left Lucerne for Geneva, at the far west corner of Switzerland, which was about a 2.5-hour drive. But we broke it up with a stop in Bern for lunch. Bern Bern is comfortable and familiar to us, as we've visited more than once and spent several days there...

Glorious Lake Views in Lucerne
posted October 29, 2010 by Holly Hayes

We spent Wednesday night in Lucerne, an lovely small city in central Switzerland. We had a great hotel on Lake Lucerne, just outside the city proper. It was magnificent. Our room was large and comfortable and views were absolutely amazing.

St. Gallen
posted October 29, 2010 by Holly Hayes

We spent one night in St. Gallen because it was conveniently along our route and it has a World Heritage Site: the Abbey of St. Gall. The abbey was founded in 719 and was an important center of scholarship in the Middle Ages...

Innsbruck
posted October 27, 2010 by Holly Hayes

Lots going on lately and hard to keep up on the blog! I was planning to post last night but I came down with a bad cold as the day progressed and all I could manage to do after dinner was watch some TV (Bridget Jones dubbed into German) and go to bed...

Through the Austrian Alps to Switzerland
posted October 27, 2010 by Holly Hayes

We left Innsbruck around noon yesterday and headed west to Switzerland, which as you might imagine was a gorgeous drive, especially in the good weather. We made two unscheduled stops along the way, based on seeing historical markers on the freeway...

Nuremberg to the Bavarian Alps
posted October 23, 2010 by Holly Hayes

Our three nights in Nuremberg were very enjoyable. It was nice to have two full days in one place and not too many sights to cover - we kept busy both days, but actually got to relax a bit, too. We needed that! It was seriously cold throughout our stay, getting below freezing at night and windy during the day, but we did have some sunshine occasionally, too...

Onward in Germany: Mainz to Heidelberg
posted October 20, 2010 by Holly Hayes

Old Town, Heidelberg Well, the strike and fuel blockade situation in France is only getting worse, so we have now committed to skipping it altogether and are heading the other way, deeper into Germany...

Highlights of London
posted October 17, 2010 by Holly Hayes

Tonight we are settled in our new hotel in Mainz and tomorrow we go to Heidelberg for two nights. Looking forward to it! But first, here are some highlights from our three days in London (Monday-Wednesday)...

Maastricht and Strikes in France
posted October 16, 2010 by Holly Hayes

Friday afternoon we drove from Cologne to Maastricht, in the far southwest corner of the Netherlands. It is a historic city and seemed to make a good stop on the way to France. Best yet, we got to sleep in a Gothic monastery! We stayed in the Kruisherenhotel, an ultra-modern hotel built inside a 15th-century church and monastery...