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Le Meaux

While we were at Vincent’s place, Jen was drinking coffee on the back patio.  She heard “meaux, meaux”. So she put her coffee down on the table and beckoned “le chat”.  Instead of coming to her, the cat jumped on the table and spilled the coffee! Eventually, they got to …

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Chez Fouchs

After Bastogne, we traveled to Vincent’s house in Meuse-Ardenne in France, just a few miles from from the American cemetery.  When driving in, on can tell immediately that it built upon the the ruins of something much older.  According to a Google translation of this web page, here is a …

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Didier’s Place

In Bastogne, we stayed at Didier’s place.  It’s an old stone building place in the in Belgian cattle country.  Step outside and the “moos” resonate in morning air. Here were four of our young neighbors: Here is a view just around the corner from the house… Another airbnb win!

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Cologne Cathedral After the Storm

The weather has been spectacular.  Cool in the evenings and no more than 70 degrees Fahrenheit or so in the afternoon.  Everyone once in a while in the late afternoon we will get a rain shower of varying magnitude.  We didn’t have our “good” cameras with us, just Jen’s Lumix …

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Cologne Zoo

Jen and I decided to visit the Cologne Zoo.  It’s a good zoo.  My only complaint is that they make plenty of room for the ducks, but the grizzly bear enclosure is way too small.  Other large animals have more space.

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A Visit to Cochem

We visited the small town of Cochem, the same day we visited Thür.  Cochem is a small town on the Moselle River, about 30 miles from it’s confluence with the Rhine in Koblenz.  We had hoped to get a tour of a German winery there, but alas, the German winery …

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Cologne Street Scenes

Cologne struck Jen and I as a very livable mid-sized city, as everyone was polite and friendly.  The only thing that took some getting used to was riding bikes on sidewalks at high rates of speeds! These are a few images of some of the the things we saw.  

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Ice Hockey

During our stay in Cologne, we ran into the International Ice Hockey World Championship.  I’m not sure if this guy lost a bet or if it is SOP for Club hazing, but he was attracting a lot of attention.  His friends were not too pleased with me taking a photograph. …

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Cleaning the Cologne Cathedral

Centuries of dirt and the industrial revolution have left their mark.  There is a faint grid pattern over this photo; that is the netting that prevents bits from falling off and injuring tourists and the faithful.  You’ll also see horizontal striping, as different sections of the exterior face are cleaned …

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