First European hotel room, Schweitzegen just outside of Heidelberg.
Cozy little bar in the hotel ACHAT.
Our ride for two weeks and 4K kilometers. Some kinda Nissan twin turbo 3.0 liter diesel five speed that worked quite well.
The Heidelberg castle above one of the many platz in old town.
One of three really big churches in old town Heidelberg.
Street view of Europahaus 1, Derek's "dorm" for the year.
Longer view of the dorm street.
Interior courtyard of Europahaus 1. Derek's room on second floor corner.
View from another platz of the castle. University bookstore on this platz, Derek's dorm about two blocks away.
Lindsay, Greg and Derek in front of moat gate to Heidelberg castle.
From interior courtyard of castle, Queen's quarters.
Veiw from castle rampart overlooking old town Heidelberg and the Neckar river.
Entry gate to the Kroenenburg Castle in Alsace, north of Colmar, France about 50 km.
Door hardware in Kroenenburg castle. No two pieces were alike.
More hardware to keep the locals in line. All of these were well used as evidenced by the wear on the wood handles and dings in the metal.
The third and last drawbridge. If you were retreating into here, things were not going well.
The view southeast, the Rhine is in the distance. The castle is about 1500 meters off the valley floor. It only fell once, to the Swedes.
Looking down on the first gate from the higher ramparts.
Big gun room with big gun and gunner.
Sue and Derek halfway between Colmar and Paris. Surprising amount of snow.
Our first morning in Paris, crossing the Seine from the Quarter.
Yup, that's the Louvre, or at least part of it.
Houseboat on the Seine.
A thousand feet over Paris, top of the Eifel Tower.
The left and right banks, the Louve is center right, past the bend in the river.
Looking northward, the Arc de Triumph is center left.
Sue and Lindsay checking the guide book in front of Notre Dame.
Derek's not buying it.
Entrance to our hotel room in Sarlat, France.
Early Saturday morning in Sarlat, market day.
Lunching with the spoils from the Sarlat market, on our way to Spain.
Just south of the Pyrenees, looking back toward France.
Getting ready for tapas on the harbor at Barcelona.