Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beautiful Germany

Yesterday I once again taught a job-related class with over 30 pilots in attendance.... and received lots of applaus at the end! (amazing, considering I'm one of those feared "Feds" lol). This coming season will be my last before I retire, and next winter the last for classes, and it does feel a bit odd. Will I miss teaching these classes? maybe....

The weather was marvelous and on the drive home I made a stop to see a monument I didn't even knew existed... I drove to the spot to catch a nice view over the Rhine River and found the monument with a small, rebuilt temple. There is still so much to see in my "home" country.... and believe me, I really do appreciate being able to live here.

This is a view of the Rhine and the rebuilt "temple"...

These are some of the original pillar stones. The original temple got destroyed in WW II.

And this is a picture of the monument itself. It's in the process of being renovated but is quite impressive....



  1. Wow! That view is AMAZING! I know you enjoy your work, but I'm betting retirement trumps work every time. Thanks for sharing. :)


  2. Ah...just think of all the sights you can see when you retire! You can make it the start of a whole new adventure.

  3. Sounds like an perfect day! Thanks for sharing your day with us with words and photos. I love that first one--that view. Wow.

  4. It does indeed sound, and look, nigh on perfect!!

  5. Beautiful. So you are one of the dreaded Federales? Oh boy....

  6. thank you all! I really do live in a beautiful country so I don't complain. I do miss the dry, hot deserts of California but that's more a sentimental thing I think. lol

    I had a long 10-hour work day yesterday and too tired last night to comment or visit anyone. Now I'm off to work again... *sigh*

  7. Love the first photo! Thanks for sharing these.

  8. Wonderful pictures, Westy.I love anything with history.
    Its good to see your still writing and still here with us.Hugs-you-tightly-my-friend))))))