We’ve landed in Zurich and are awaiting transfers to our Avalon vessel, the Creativity, in Basel. We’ll be cruising the Rhine River through parts of France and Germany. We took the opportunity to walk a bit in Zurich, the Swiss capital, and although most of the commercial enteprises and shopping stops were closed on this Sunday, it was still busy downtown as lots of families were out enjoying a brisk fall day. From there it was on to Strasbourg and its 12th century Notre Dame cathedral. This historic city was torn with conflicting allegiances during World War II.