ABOARD AMADEUS SILVER -- Our river ship stopped this morning at Arnhem, a famed battle site in WWII.
Stirred from our sleep by the call of the loons on the shores of the Rhine, we awoke just in time to watch the ship get slickly parked at the dock near a looming bridge in this city in the Netherlands. Turns out, the span is the noted "Bridge Too Far." We went out for a tour of the Airborne Cemetery and then the Airborne Museum "Hartenstein."
I am always in awe of what nations and soldiers went through in fighting in WWII, and stepping into history in Arnhem, where so many fought for liberation of the city and lost their lives, made for a day of reflection.
The city is a beautiful and charming place. We enjoyed an afternoon stroll through the main square for sightseeing, shopping, a visit to a church that was badly damaged during the war and, of course, the obligatory "We're in a new country, so we gotta have a beer" beer.
Friday, we'll be in Amsterdam.
Thanks for reading. Happy traveling.