August 9, 2001

Itinerary   Still cruisin' upriver towards Lyon. We're headed to Trévoux. Breakfast: the usual suspects. In Trévoux 'becca & I decided to try our luck at lunch. We settled on Restaurant Joel Charlot in the Hotel de L'Europe. Lunch was very nice, but no one spoke English.

Lunch: 'becca had steak with red wine sauce; I had a foie gras appetizer, then chicken in cream sauce; for dessert we both had ice cream; our wine was a '96 Chinon (Loire red) Chateau de Sonnay (pretty good!)

We tried to get more cough syrup, but the pharmacie didn't have the one we'd been using. We went back to the boat ~3:00. Dinner was an ambitious menu, as it was the Farewell Dinner.

· Smoked Goose Breast on Mango Salad 
· Clear Essence of Tomatoes 
· Mesclun Salad 
· Salmon-Shrimp Tart with Lobster Sauce 
· Pineapple Sorbet 
· Beef Tenderloin with Morels and Vegetables 
· Cheese Cart 
· Ice Cream Bombe

· St. Péray sparkling wine 
· Steve S offered a taste of his '97 Jamet Côte Rôtie and his '98 Moillard Grivot Meursault 
· '95 Charmes Chambertin 
· '95 Chapoutier Banyuls "Old Vines" (on deck after dinner)

When we arrived back in our room after dinner, we found a wonderful bottle of Krug Champagne and a card  "Congratulations, Newlyweds!" signed by all our fellow wine lovers.  It was such a thoughtful and wonderful treat.

Cathedrals of Lyon Cathedrals of Lyon
Watch those bridges! Cruising up the Saone (Steve S)
Scenery along the Saone Trévoux:  Looking down to the river
Captain working on the damaged wheelhouse Trévoux:  Looking from the river
Our ship Hall leading from our cabin to the main area
Our surprise!
Hospice du Rhone