Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
It was another nice, wintry day here in Germany. Catherine had a crown come out last weekend, and had an appointment with a German dentist (actually an American - he just loved it here when he was in the Army so much that he move to Landstuhl and started his own practice) to get that fixed. While she was in the chair, I took the kids to Burg Nanstein - the castle/ruins that sit over Landstuhl and Ramstein. The photo below is of Ian and Leah sitting on a log very near the Burg. I took at least 7 shots of them and this is literally the ONLY one where they were both smiling and looking at the camera (and I really like this one of them too!). Good thing digital is so cheap!
We also went into the Burg and climbed around - there are loads of stairs and towers, and as the photo below illustrates, a "dungeon". And climb we did. We had a great time; the view overlooking Landstuhl and Ramstein was pretty, and the view from the towers into the Burg grounds was pretty cool too. This is the best preserved abandoned castle that I have climbed around in yet. I hope to get back there to explore it more fully as we were limited on time (Catherine was in the dentist chair, if you remember).
So after all that fun we ran home so we could have Thanksgiving dinner/lunch at the dining facility on post. They really put on a very nice spread, good enough that I would say it was worth the 20-30 minute wait in the cold. After lunch we came home and took our tryptophan naps. Great way to spend the afternoon!
I woke up just in time to get some photos of the sunset - this is a crop of the view from our living room window (a favorite subject of mine).
PS. If you click the photos you get a larger version that will open up in a new window - in case you wanted to see a larger version.