Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Mosel 2011

This past weekend was the Happy Mosel Fest. Since we had such a good time last year, we had to go again this year of course! The Germans shut down 180km of the B53, a road that runs parallel to the Mosel River. Along the road and in the towns you pass while you bike are stands set up selling mainly wein, but also bier, brats, pommes, etc. We biked from Schweich to Ensch, 14km each way. It was a blast! After the fest, we came home, hung out & ate dinner with some friends.

Here are some pictures from the festival:

Mosel River Valley - Riesling Vines EVERYWHERE! I'm a lucky Girl!

We love German Riesling

At our second stop along the Mosel - Brats und Bier

Me playing the Electricity Game with 2 little German kids

Before - No hands!

...And After. A fell off his bike

JP and I laughing after the fall!

Also over the weekend, while JP was visiting, we took the train to Boppard, Germany, and took a Rhine River cruise to St. Goar. We shared a bottle of local Riesling and took in the view - the ride passed by 6 castles. We walked around St. Goar for a little while, had some more wine and pommes mit mayo, and then took the train back to Trier. The next day the three of us biked into the city for some sightseeing and German food and drinks!

Overall, a great long weekend (Alex was off on Friday) with friends!

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