Maui, Hawaii 2019 – Part 4

On our 5th day in Maui Jim & I booked a “Road to Hāna” tour for everyone with Valley Isle Excursions.  Valley Isle was highly recommended by the Pioneer Inn’s concierge.  There are 600+ turns & 50+ one-lane bridges [and rental cars aren’t allowed on the whole road] so it’s highly suggested you hire a tour company!

Germany 2018 – Part 4

My brother-in-law told me my 5th full day in Germany would be a “no travel” day.  I was hoping that meant a “relax day” but it was not.  He told me they really needed to spend some time in their 2 gardens [land they own, about a 5 minute drive from their house] harvesting vegetables & nuts, and composting the hundreds of apples and pears that had fallen from their trees. 

Switzerland 2018

After spending most of the morning on the Island of Mainau, we headed back to the car and drove over the border into Switzerland! My brother-in-law Joachim wanted me to see Rheinfall, which [in my opinion] is the Niagara Falls of Switzerland. Beautiful!

Germany 2018 – Part 3

After breakfast we cleared out of the apartment and headed back to Lake Konstanz. Joachim took us to the Isle of Mainau, aka “The Island of Flowers”. It was amazing! The whole island is a botanical garden, and in the center is an enclosed butterfly garden. I could have stayed there for a week.