Along the French and German border, a photo gallery
Last week we made no stop at the Sunday Night Blog because we were stopping at sites in France while visiting friends. I have made similar trips in recent years to sites in the Alsace region of France. The reason for these trips is not just the scenery or historic sites. It was something even more important. This was explained on SERENDIPITY last Sunday in “Where Would You Travel?”
The trip went from Chicago to New York with a five hour lay over. I explained to my friend that spending vacation with him was the only reason I would spend 5 hours in JFK airport. From there it was on to Frankfurt, Germany and a two hour lay over waiting for the Lufthansa bus to Strasbourg, France. The bus arrived near the Strasbourg train station two and one half hours later. There my friend collected me for our trip back to his town.
You can go to Paris and connect by train to Strasbourg. The trip is just as long and I did not believe the connection would be as easy. Now there is a train from Charles De Gaulle airport direct to the Strasbourg station which means I would arrive at the same spot. They did not have this in past years so perhaps it is a better way to go. I will let price and connection time determine which airport I use next time I go to Alsace. Whenever that may be will not be soon enough while good times with friends await.
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