My laptop is finally back and although it does not always do what I want it to, or what I wish it would, it is repaired and back in my loving care, as are all the photos that I have stored on it. I never thought that I would so dearly miss a bit of electronic gadgetry!
Hubby and I took a very much needed day off from work last week and with the family took a day trip to Eltz Castle, about 90 minutes from where we live, and situated in the countryside not far from the Moselle River (spelled Mosel in German). We lucked out and had the most marvelous warm sunny weather that day, and like Goldilocks would have said, "not too hot, and not too cold". It was perfect for sight seeing.
This is how it looks as you walk down the one kilometer long road to reach the castle grounds, and as you turn a curve in the road, there is this spectacular view of the castle itself nestled on a tiny hill in the wooded valley.
After stopping for a bit of lunch on the outdoor terrace on the castle grounds, the family went for a tour of the inside, while I waited outside with Cody. Yes, he came along for the ride that day and loved every minute of it.
Cody and I walked all around, and eventually tiring, we found a quiet corner to sit so we could wait for the others. Cody had a great view of the trail where he knew Christina, his human "mommy" would have to walk down to meet us. And this is the view of the castle that we had from the bench. I could have sat there all day long, with not a care in the world, and that breath-taking view filling me with awe and wonder.
The castle is under renovations, hence the crane in some of the pictures and plastic covered scaffolding.
Built in the 12th century, amazingly the castle is still privately owned by the same family for the past 800 years and has not been turned into a federally operated historical site. Entrance fees into the castle help to pay for upkeep.
Castle Etlz is definitely a place worth seeing!