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.
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.
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.