Saturday, August 13, 2011

Leisurely Day Cruising on the Elbe.

After Dresden we spent a very relaxing day on the boat cruising down the Elbe.  The weather was sunny and warm and the scenery was gorgeous.  We went through several locks which in its self was an experience.  In the afternoon our AHI cruise director Anya gave a talk about growing up in East Germany.  It was very interesting and informative.   In some respects it was much different than growing up in the States, and at the same time it was very similar.  She didn’t want for anything, but she also didn’t know what she didn’t have until after reunification in 1989.
Before dinner this evening we had a farewell reception and a graduation ceremony.  Certificates were mentioned but were distributed to us in our cabin.
The dinner was the Captain’s dinner.  Our meals were very very good on the whole cruise but tonight’s dinner was great.  It was a six course dinner with an appetizer, soup, salad, sorbet of vodka and apple ice cream, an entrée and dessert.  They carried the desert in with sparklers shooting out of it.  It was an ice cream cake that was absolutely delicious.  The sparklers also melted the ceiling where one of the servers was standing
See for food pictures of our various meals.

Pastoral scenes of the countryside as we cruised down the Elbe toward Prague.

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