In preparation for the Vienna Octoberfest, we had dinner with FeneTech at a beer hall. Afterwards we wandered into a pub and had a local treat; Black Pig. This is a concoction of the finest Scandinavian licorice marinated for months in vodka. One of the most disgusting shots we have experienced......
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
We visited the American military cemetery where over 5000 soldiers rest. The casualties buried here are predominantly from the Battle of the Bulge. General George Patton is also interned here in front of all his men. My father served in Patton's 3rd army (95th division, 377 regiment, Company H) and fought in the bloody battles of Metz, Saulaurten, and the Rhineland campaign to capture Dortmund. Today was a strong reminder of those who sacrificed for our freedom.
A quick 40 minute flight and we were in sunny Luxembourg. The usual strategy when getting to your final European destination is stay up until at least 10 PM local. Well... a late lunch followed by a what turned into a bar crawl kept us up well past our target time. We slept soundly!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
Our first leg is a drive to Detroit Metro airport for a direct flight to Amsterdam and then on to Luxembourg. The flight is at 8 PM, so we need to burn a few hours at the Delta Sky Lounge. The Saugatuck Brown Alex was tasty and the pretzels were too salty.