The trip far exceeded my expectations, being full of history, culture and beauty. We had great weather, Fall-like and no rain and even the food was wonderful. This was a Tauck Tour, so the hotels were 5 star and the restaurants the best. And the five of us had such a good time together. This is the same infamous group that terrorized Japan three years ago. So many laughs and so much fun. Oh, yes, the funny gray earmuffs we are wearing are the listening devices used by the tour guides. They really are terrific, since you can even wander away a little to take a picture and hear what the guide has to say.
Please come back tomorrow or the next day to see what we were up to. I still have to label my pictures and try to remember what was what.