Friday, May 12, 2006

St. Goar and Rheinfelds Castle


Hello again from Germany. Yesterday we spent almost the whole day up in St. Goar. It is a town only about 15 kilometers north of where we are staying in Bacharach and is a lovely 1 hour boat ride up the Rhine.

The boat ride was wonderful, we really enjoyed cruising along the Rhine in the boat. While on the boat Maddie quickly made new friends with just about everyone who was around. That is one of the most fun things about traveling with a baby, no matter the culture they all seem to love them! We met some German people who spoke no English so we struggled along with our phrase book explaining how old she was, what her name was, and of course that she is a girl! When we were boarding the boat to return home we got stopped by some Indian people who wanted to take pictures of Maddie even!

We REALLY enjoyed Rheinfelds castle, we took tons of pictures and we were just amazed at what was accomplished way back in the 12th and 14th century. It is too bad that Napoleon had to go and blow up most of the castle. It is pretty amazing what still remains, and to think that it was once 5 times larger!

Well we are off to... well we are not sure what we are going to do today. We had planned an extra day at the start of the trip just so we could rest up and we thought Maddie might have trouble sleeping, but since she has been so great we are now a day ahead of ourselves, so we are going to explore Bacharach some more (we are going to hike up the hill to see the castle) and then go north to a town called Boppard and see what we see. I am not sure if I will write tomorrow, since we are going to leave early for Rothenburg, but I will try and update again in the next couple of days.

Ryan, Shalisa, and Maddie

PS

Martha we even took some pictures for you:

1 comment:

Mom and Dad said...

Maddie looks all grown up and glad she's having fun, can tell by her huge smile!! remember, babies are magnets!! everyone loves them...thanks for my special photo.

love you all..Happy Mother's Day Shalisa..good job taking care of our girls, Ryan.