Nothing like seeing your spouse, luggage and tickets pulling away from the station while you are still on the platform.
I was moving the tandem from the back of the train car to the front of the car when all of the doors closed and the train pulled out of the station. Thank heavens for cell phones.
We are skipping the industrialized north part of the Rhine and going straight to Bonn. We did not feel the need to see shipyards and factories.