Day 1 Of Kitchen Renovation Has Been Completed

The first day of our kitchen remodel has come to an end. The kitchen has been gutted and it is a clean slate for the new cabinets to be installed tomorrow.
Here is what it looks like after the first day of demo:

Day #1-3 Of Our Avalon Rhine River Cruise Aboard The Avalon Felicity

Veronica and I just wrapped up our most recent adventure. On this adventure we did something new and different...a Rhine River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel on the Avalon Waterways Felicity and followed that up with a Globus bus tour of Germany/Bavaria. Overall we were satisfied with our cruise but not happy at all with the Globus tour. Without getting into specifics, we have come to the conclusion that this type of travel is not for us. We are use to doing independent travel and the Globus tour specifically was way to regimented. We won't be doing either again.
Even though we did not care for that style of travel, it did not stop me from taking loads of photographs.
This morning our flight  arrived early into Amsterdam and we were picked up and driven to where the Avalon Felicity was docked. We took a tour that included seeing several windmills and had a chance to walk around the area of where the ship was docked. 
Here are a few pics of our cabin on the Avalon Felicity and of the ship itself

River cruise ships docked side by side

Amsterdam Train Station
Bicycle parking lot. They had lots of these. We were told that Amsterdam has more bikes than actual people in Amsterdam

We spent the night aboard the Avalong Felicity and stayed overnight docked in Amsterdam. The next morning we went on a boat tour of the canals in Amsterdam. Below are photos taken while we were on a canal tour in Amsterdam

After the boat ride/canals tourwe had a walking tour of Amsterdam. Below are photos that I took while on a walking tour of Amsterdam 

On our way out of Amsterdam and heading to Cologne via the Rhine River

Views of the Cologne Cathedral


This is where Eau de Cologne originated at

Below is where we took a break and got ourselves something to drink and eat. I had a pretzel.

We are preparing to leave Cologne. Below is another river cruise ship leaving before us. Also shown is a train crossing a bridge and the Cologne Cathedral can partially be seen in the middle left of the photo

Here is a view of the city of Cologne and the Cologne Cathedral at night as we are leaving. 

Some of the more modern architecture in Cologne 

This concludes Day 1-3 of our adventure
Next stop is the Rhine Gorge region

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