Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Monday's excursion

Grandpop, Dad, Henry, and I drove up to Rudesheim for what was supposed to be a brief trip.

Rudesheimer Kaffe: flaming Asbach Uralt Brandy, 3 cubes of sugar, coffee, all topped off with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. Yum.

"That makes me drool a little."

We took the cable lift up to the top of a "hill" where there is this monument, Germania. It commemorates the unification of Germany in 1871.

The view from the top.

Three generations of Chathams.

Mom and Henry on the cable car ride down.

A view of vineyards from the cable car. Rudesheim am Rhein is in the middle of Riesling wine country.

You didn't think you could escape without another stroller shot of Henry, did you? This was on the deck of the Rhein River cruise we took. It was extremely hot and crowded, plus we were 5 hours behind schedule. It was a beautiful view of several castles, though.

The only photo of a castle we took from the boat. The camera batteries then proceeded to die. grr.