November 23rd, 2007 – by: dahling
Map with Points of Interests
Well, as usual the day started out fairly chaotic. Even though I had plenty, plenty of time, since I like to stop on the way to work for a coffee, my car did not start and all the pushing that worked every other day ... well, of course today it did not. Ah, cars, never function the way you want them to. So, I threw the kids out of bed, woke my best friend and started everybodies day about 3 hours early then they had planned to get up. Finally my buddy decided to just give me a ride to work. And I kept calling our driver to tell him I will meet him at the bus stop, but of course, his cell phone was off... so I figured with a start like that, it can only get better. And it did. Actually, it was a very nice day, with lots of nice people in the group, even though it was a very small group.
Overlooking the city
We went to the German Cemetary first, then to the American one. And I wanted to make sure to get pictures of that. Especially of Patton's grave, so I can show it to my friends that are all into that kinda stuff. It was drizzling and not the nicest of weather for a walk around the cemetary, but still there is so much to see. Anyways, so I walked over to Pattons grave and ended up taking pictures of the guys in our group and then - of course - forgot to take one for myself. Hahahaha - SO. no picture of Pattons grave, but maybe next time I go.
After that we went into Luxembourg city to get something to eat. So far I cannot say that I have found something that I am particular fond of yet. The food is good, but it was kinda yuppie. I would like to find something more traditional, but the restaurant around that square are all of course fairly high priced, as is everything else there.
The good thing is that everybody speaks at least German, most people speak English as well. After lunch, we met up with our tour guide. Steve in from the island, never asked him where exactly he is from, but he is so good, that I was more than pleased that he got to do the tour. He is funny, and so full of information and there is a lot to learn. if you should ever go, I recommend taking a guided tour, you will miss so many details if you don't.
Unfortunately we could not see the Casemates, they are closed during the winter months, but still there is so much to see. And it is so close to Trier - I think my favorite city in Germany.