A few photos from a drive up the Mosel River valley several weeks ago:
We ran into a group of American bicyclists who were cruising the river on a barge and taking day trips ashore. They were mostly in their late sixties and seventies, it appeared--all of them fitted out in spandex gear and cycling shoes. Hope I'm as energetic at that age.
For lunch, we followed a Rick Steves suggestion, and ate at Restaurant Haus Lipmann in Beilstein. Wonderful mushroom soup and an even better view of the water!
The grapes were just ripening, and I couldn't resist plucking one or two (or more). Still plenty left for the wineries and the birds.
ps. Click on the top photo, it's got lots of detail--that's the town of Cochem.