Summer in Deutschland: Part IX

This will be my final entry for this last trip…  Serves me right for taking so many pictures! 


The final day of adventures dawned bright and clear.  We made our way back to Zeltingen and bought tickets to take a river boat tour!


We sat next to the dock and waited for our ship to come in…


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Finally, it did!


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We sailed up the Mosel River towards Traben-Trabach.  


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 What a day for a boat trip!


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We spent another day admiring the many vineyards…


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And the cute little villages…


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 Look, it’s me! 


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 Every bend in the river brought beautiful views…


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 And sights to remember!


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We passed many other river boats along the way…


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We moved around the boat… from shade to sun, 


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 From aft to stern…


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 Wherever the best pictures awaited! 


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 After a few hours we finally made it to Traben-Trabach.


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 We docked and left the boat to walk around the town.


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 We headed up a side street in search of a place to eat! 


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 It kept going and going and we were getting hungry!


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 Finally, we stumbled upon a little donner shop.  We ducked in, ordered, and proceeded to head upstairs to await our food.  It was the tightest and steepest staircase we’d ever seen!


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 The view from our table was awesome!



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 Once we finished lunch, we headed back out onto the street and found an Eis cafe.  We bought some ice cream cones to enjoy on our way back to the docks.  I have only this picture of Aunt Betty heading in because, understandable, my hands were a bit too busy with my yummy pistachio and tiramisu ice cream to worry about my camera!   


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 We came back out on the river and spent the last few moments eating our ice cream and enjoying the view.


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 I want to come back to this place with Ryan and explore it a little bit more.


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 As we were standing there we were approached by another old friend!


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 He put on quite a show for us! 


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 Stunning bird isn’t he?


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 What a picture!


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Finally our boat arrived, we boarded, and headed out for the ride back downriver. 


Along the way we saw a campground!  We couldn’t help taking pictures… this was just such a great way to camp!


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Do you see how that tent is attached to the trailer?  There are also potted plants and patio furniture!  Each person is also responsible for mowing the grass around their area!


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We rounded a bend into another town…. 


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On the opposite bank we saw these ruins!


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At one point we passed under a cliff only to see this on it’s face…


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We were also privileged to see some workers toiling in one of the vineyards.


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This was an excellent idea for the last day!


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 We got to relax and enjoy a beautiful day and sightsee at the same time!


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 We even got to peek in on a Floh Markt (Flea Market!) 



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And then we saw again the docks and the cataract.  We were back again!


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We made our way home and enjoyed a restful afternoon…  It was a lovely trip!  One I’ll long remember and be grateful for!


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And in the end my Aunt Betty survived my driving!  (She was nervous that riding on the Autobahns would scare her.)


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This ends the last of my pictures!  I hope you’ve enjoyed them all.


Auf Wiedersehen!


Courtney


 

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11 thoughts on “Summer in Deutschland: Part IX

  1. This very well could be my most favorite set of pictures you’ve ever posted. I just love the little villages, and all the beautiful scenery from the boat!Have a great weekend! Love you!

  2. I really enjoyed reading about your trip and looking at all of your beautiful poscard-quality pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope your hubby has a safe trip back home soon!

  3. I just love your posts.  Those little villages are so cute and I love the tents on the trailers!  How fun!  The swan was gorgeous…made me think of The Notebook.

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You make me want to go to Europe!! I can’t believe your man will be home so soon.. I know you have to be beyond thrilled. I know I would be. Love ya!

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