After leaving Paris, we bussed through Northeast France to the tiny country of Luxembourg for lunch and a quick look around the city ofLuxembourg. We walked up to the main square to the Palais Town Center, had a delightbul lunch at the La Boucherie Restaurant where everything was decorated in red and white. Later we went to the Battle of the Bulge Memorial Cemetary. Remembering those who had lost their lives in the battle was a very moving experience, and we paid our respects at the grave of General George S. Patten. We must never forget the high price for freedom that has been paid for us.
From Luxembourg we drove down from the mountaintop of Luxembourg to the Moselle River and crossed into Germany to the ancient city of Trier. We boarded our Viking Cruise Ship, got settled in our cabin, had a wonderful white tablecloth dinner getting to know our fellow shipmates, a briefing on the next day's activities, and a wonderful night's sleep in a gently rocking bed! Heavenly!