Friday we were at a small city on the Mosel river called Cochem.  It is a very picturesque place and a nice stopping point on the way to Belgium to see the Gondas.

We saw a sign saying Burgfest and thought that it may be nice to get a burger, but when we for there we found it was not Burger-Fest as we imagined– it was BergFest which JoAnn informs me is German for city festival.  We had to settle for a great restaurant with schnitzel and potatoes.

We took a boat ride up and down the Mosel River and the wine grapes were everywhere on the banks of the river.  There were beautiful homes and a Castle on the hilltop.

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We stayed in a small bed and breakfast, the lady only spoke German, so JoAnn had an opportunity to use her German from High School.  I was surprised, she did OK.

Yesterday morning we headed to Belgium via Luxemburg.  The Luxemburg stop was solely a push pin stop for JoAnn, but I managed to get a Latte and a Croissant out of the deal.  We pulled into the Gonda house around 3:00 and had drinks and relaxed a while.

Brigitte made a very nice lamb dinner and we drank some very fine wine.  I had found some flying blinkey lights in Florence that I brought along for the kids and we all had a great time firing them into the air and getting them stuck in the trees.  No Tripod so pictures are so-so.

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We are not very definitive on our plans for the next week.  We will likely stay here a couple of days and then take a roadtrip with Michel and Brigitte.  I’ll keep you posted.

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