Money Down the Drain


Quite literally.

Today while enjoying an espresso in the shadow of the magnificent 466 foot tall Strasbourg Cathedral, I reached for my wallet and accidentally knocked it off the table. I watched in stunned disbelief as the thin wallet swished silently through an equally thin crack in a sewer grate underneath our table. The wallet landed in a pile of garbage 12 feet beneath the street. And there it stayed. I could see it, but there was absolutely no way to retrieve it or the credit cards, drivers license and cash within it. Dammit Jim!

I’m proud of the fact that I have never lost a wallet in my life. Happily, I can still make this claim, as I know exactly where my wallet and all its contents are – underneath the street in front of cafe Il Pinocchio near the Strasbourg Cathedral. (You can see my in-laws pointing at the very spot in a picture below.)

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The rest of the morning was spent touring around Strasbourg. The Strasbourg Scooter Club were out in full force striking fear in the hearts of men, women and children. later, Kelly spotted a carousel in the heart of the city and could not resist a ride on a painted pony.

We spent a short time in Speyer, Germany that evening and took a walking tour in the rain.

Finally, we returned to the ship for another excellent meal and a short night’s sleep. Tomorrow we’ll visit Heidelberg first thing in the morning.

If you’re interested, there are many more pictures from day two of our trip here.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. fossum says:

    Dude, Sorry you lost your wallet. Bummer.

    I lost my network and e-mail Sat. What do I do?

  2. Wen says:

    Dude, what the ding dang did I just say about you being the biggest dork I know? DOH!!!!!!!!!
    Does this mean that Frank is buying cocktails? 🙂


  3. friskodude says:

    Sorry about the wallet, but why couldn’t you remove the grate and just jump in? My Dell arrived this morning, so back online, but the break was refreshing. Bet you’re looking forward to the art treasures of Amsterdam…

  4. piredude says:

    Oh, believeme, I would have jumped in if the cover had not been welded in place. 🙁

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