The journey took us many miles, in fact, it took us a total of 4,750 miles by train and 12,000 by plane for a total of 16,750 miles in 19 days. Today we restocked the fridge and got back to our lives in the Sierras. The weather was great today and the blue skies abundant here, had been greatly missed. Here is a recap of our trip.
First the best restaurant for me was in Ingolstadt where I enjoyed the deer from the Black Forest.
Mic enjoyed Santino’s in Oslo. We had a great seafood salad, minestrone soup and seafood pasta.
My favorite hotel was the Marriott in Hamburg. They had a nice pool, hot tub and sauna. We also had some very good sushi and a caesar salad. The thumbs down part was the cost of the internet, which we declined because of the high fee.
Mic’s favorite hotel was the Swiss Hotel in Basel. The room was nice. They had an espresso machine in the room and online capabilities on every floor. They also gave a complimentary loofa, shoe polish sponge, and sewing kit. The restaurant was only ok. We settled on the hotel restaurant, because it was the only non-smoing faclity we could find.
My favorite city was Nuremburg, because it had a castle and was extremelypicturesque. It was early in the trip and we were rested when we visited. The sun came out for a few hours that day and we had a nice meal at a small pub.
Mic’s favorite city was Ingolstadt, because it seemed the nicest of all the Bavarian city’s. He really enjoyed the Bavarian army museum and the coffee-house.
My favorite venue was Ingolstadt, because Vic and his son Whitney showed up. It was easy getting dressed in the hotel and going downstairs for the gig. They also fed us after the show. I had a delicious chicken salad. I saw the show hanging out at the monitor board, so Mic and I got to flirt during the gig.
Mic’s favorite venue was Ingolstadt too, because Vic and Whitney showed up. Dave Grusin with Lee Ritenour and Will Kennedy opened and Larry Carlton closed with Tower in the middle. Mic liked the fact that Ingolstadt was our “home town” gig. He also enjoyed having his honey right next to him while he played. We were both extremely grateful to the folk s in the jazz office who provided us rides to town and to Aalen and helped us arrange a rental car from Aalen and generally took good care of us.
We both agree our favorite train ride was from Stockholm to Oslo. Norway’s country-side was quite beautiful and a nice change from the city scenery. We stayed in a railcar alone for part of the trip, which was a comfortable ride considering we were with many people over the course of our trip. Norway was blessed with many lakes and what appeared to be vacation locations.
I will post a few more pics when I travel to my little computer, which is only inches away, and where they are located. Thanks for following along it made us feel like home was only a few miles away.
Also, the items we lost during this trip….
Eurorail Passes~Not Returned
Camera Cord~Not Returned
My Sunglasses ~Not Returned
Our Minds, Asses and Sleep~Being Returned