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Ghent

Our penultimate stop was the Flemish city of Ghent in northwestern Belgium. We stayed here almost a week touring the old city and visiting with old friend Tom Plachecki and…

Regensburg

After leaving Jim and Neva in Munich, Kim and I traveled to the German city of Regensburg for the weekend. It was my third visit to the old Roman settlement, and…

Untersberg

On our last morning in Salzburg I took sister Kelly to the train station for her return trip to Munich and her flight home. Then Jim and I had an early…

Working in the salt mine

For one of our trips outside of Salzburg, we took the train south to Hallein hoping to ride the 2,200-meter-long alpine slide. Unfortunately the weather failed to cooperate and instead…

On to Salzburg

We left Munich on a Monday on a packed train to visit Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Just over the border from Germany in Austria, the city is a popular tourist…

Nuremberg

For our other trip outside of Munich, we rode the train north to Bavaria’s second largest city, Nuremberg. Home to a large altstadt (old town) the city also has an…

Outside Munich

When we weren’t walking around Munich itself, we spent time touring Bavaria. One morning four of us (minus Kim) took the train to the nearby town of Dachau to tour…

Munich

After two leisurely weeks in the mountains of Switzerland, we arrived in Munich two days before meeting old friend Jim Bochenek and three days before meeting sister Kelly. After they…

Driving around Switzerland

We had a rental car in Switzerland for five days. When we weren’t looking at dams, we spent time in some old churches, we visited the country’s capital city, and we…

La Grande Dixence

We continued our tour of Swiss infrastructure on a Thursday morning by driving down our mountain, across the valley, and up another one to reach the country’s tallest dam, the Barrage…