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TRIP TO COLOGNE GERMANY TO SEE MY NEW GRANDSON:

Maureen and I traveled to Cologne (also spelled Koln and Koeln) Germany to see my new grandson, Bastian Mattocks Weil, September 25th through October 3rd.  Had a wonderful visit with my son Joe, my daughter-in-law Jen, my granddog Jazz and the latest addition, my grandson Bastian.  We flew into Frankfurt Germany where Joe met us at the airport to accompany us on the train ride to Cologne.  We rode the ICE (Inter City Express) that cruises at 180 mph.  Made the trip from Frankfurt to Cologne in 58 minutes, a better than two hour drive on the Autobahn!  Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were mostly spent playing with the new grandson and touring Cologne.  Saw the Dom (means largest cathedral in a city) which is about 580 feet high.  It was the only structure in Cologne not targeted by us in WWII because it made an excellent landmark for our bomber pilots.  Construction on the Dom began in about 1100 but was not completed until the 1800s using the original plans.  Because it houses the bones of the Three Kings (Three Wise Men) the archbishop planned for tourists with a 30 to 40 foot semi-circular isle around behind the altar to accommodate pilgrimages.  Was very impressed with the cleanliness, recycling and general upkeep of even the oldest buildings.  Parking is a bit tight and the streets are narrow so most people walk, ride bikes and use the excellent bus and train systems.  Thursday Maureen and I took the train to Koblenz Germany where I had made reservations at the Mercure Hotel there.  I had stayed in a Mercure Hotel in Paris when I went there with my son-in-law and knew they were ultra modern and first class.  The train ride to Koblenz took us along the Rhein River through many small villages and the beginning of the German wine country.  Our first night in Koblenz was spent exploring the Altstadt (Old Town) which had been completely destroyed during WWII but lovingly rebuilt exactly as it was before the war.  It is impossible to tell that the buildings are only about 50 or 60 years old.  The next day we toured the riverfront where the Rhein and Mosel Rivers come together.  After taking a short ferry ride across the Rhein River we walked to the ski-lift that takes you up the mountain to tour the Fortress.  This was Maureen's 1st ever ride on an open ski-lift and this one was an antique.  It had open wooden chairs and a simple bar that just laid in a groove at the front.  After we toured the Fortress Joe and Jen called and said they were just coming into Koblenz in their car so I had them pick us up at the parking lot entrance so Maureen (and me) didn't have to ride the ski-lift back down the mountain.  From there we went on to tour Burg Eltz (Castle Eltz) farther south in the wine country.  Saturday, after moving a couch up to the 3rd floor of their house, Joe asked if we wanted to go have lunch in Belgium, Luxembourg, France or a small town where he stayed that still has all of the old Roman wall surrounding the city.  Each choice was only about and hour and a half drive.  We picked the town of Bad Muenstereifel and had a great time.  Check out the pictures using the links below, scroll down each picture for the navigation menu and a description:

Arriving in Frankfurt and Joe and Jen's house:  http://www.genyou61.top/frankfurt

Pictures of us and Bastian:  http://www.genyou61.top/bastianvisit

Cologne (Koln) Germany: http://www.genyou61.top/cologne2004

Koblenz, Germany: http://www.genyou61.top/koblenz2004

Burg Eltz (Castle Eltz): http://www.genyou61.top/burgeltz

The Couch Move: http://www.genyou61.top/couchmove

Bad Muenstereifel: http://www.genyou61.top/badmuenstereifel

Or go to my website at: http://www.genyou61.top/

Enjoy, Darryll

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