|Maxing out the speedometer on the Autobahn|
Later in the day the military base we were visiting had a big 4th of July shindig for all the military personnel and their families. Highlights were: yummy American food, non-Aryans, a carnival, and fireworks.
|The Abbott family and Jenna (and a couple of dudes)|
On Monday we crammed in the Abbott's (American) mini van and headed off for the Moselle River Valley, in the Rhineland of Germany,
It was good for Jenna to be around children. She's not too fond of the entire genre, but she rather liked my cousins. (It's all part of my plan...)
Here are pictures of the beautiful Moselle River Valley and the small town of Cochem. (Trivia: Nicolas Cage's mother is from Cochem.)
Pretty standard German town, until you see the GIGANTIC castle right in the middle!
|A neat wine-cellar style restaurant built up against the cliff|
|Cochem Castle (click to enlarge)|
|I was busy taking pictures of the awesome castle we were in, but all Jenna saw were the pretty flowers!|
|The builders scraped the hill down to bedrock and built the castle right on it|
|The view from Cochem Castle|
convent stand amid vineyards and the Moselle River.
|Stuben Convent, near Bremm, Germany|
|St. Aldegund, Germany|