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... Very informative they said. It was the local nazi head quarters. Lots of the prisoners were 18 or younger, as these were the resistance fighters.
We all meet at the Joest Museum, which is an ethnologic collection based on Mr Joest's travel acquisitions in the 1800's. The curation of the museum was really well done, with beautiful presentation, and thought provoking observations on religions, nomads, household organizations.
We walked back through ...
... pics of the local homes as we were quite taken by the home sizes and architecture. Tidy, tidy and more tidy homes. Notably absent in the little villages so far has been the lack of corner-type grocery stores. Of course, the gas stations have taken on stocking some items as is the case back home.
Tonight we will have a nice evening with the gang at a local gasthof and tomorrow we will head south along the Moselle River and ...
... the Canadian Support Unit in Geilenkirchen. Dan and I served together in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia back in the mid-90s.
Our next blog will feature some photos around their little town of Gilrath and of the Roach family.
Apparently we can even FT from their home so once I post this blog, I may try a quick FT with some folks.
Take care and by the way, they do have Indian summers in Europe too - amazing weather - high teens and going to 18C tomorrow. Stay warm!!!
Today we visited the fort and caves at Maastricht in Netherlands but as we were passing the Lindt factory seconds shop in Aachen we had to stop and shop. Lot's of chocolates available that we don't see in Australia, we have nearly demolished the block of dark chocolate with pomegranate and chili. The fort in Maastricht was built in 1800s to protect the town from the French. It didn't help much as they had ...
A Sunday lie-in today, to celebrate 6 weeks on the road. We've not missed the TV - seen nothing at all, not even a video. Unfortunately, it appears we have also missed Scotland's game attempt to stay in the Rugby World Cup. We're not really sorry to be moving on from rather smelly Belgian facilities, but Germany/Austria has made us rather soft. Away by noon, just, and trekking north now over more bumpy roads. Most of Belgium appears to be shut on Sunday but we ...