Thursday, October 17, 2013

Luxembourgish Father's Day 2013

Luxembourgish Father's Day is the first Sunday in October.  The kids begin working on their gifts for their dads pretty much as soon as school begins in mid-September.  Here is a part of their gifts:

Daphne is trying not to laugh AND not to cry (long story).  Hence the excessive blinking.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Castles of Luxembourg: Esch-sur-Sûre

The final castle on our mini-tour!
F) Esch-sur-Sûre
The Luxembourgish countryside often reminds us of Oregon.  Pete couldn't resist taking a driving-break to dip his feet in this Oregon-esque riverbed, which inevitably led to some rock-skipping demonstrations as well.
And, we finally made it to Esch-sur-Sûre.
the sun was beginning to set on this lovely little village
I obviously did not take this picture, but I had to show you the setting:
we didn't walk up to the tiny castle ruin this time, but we walked the small loop around the village - photo credit here
more rock-skipping

climbing up to the ruin next time and then back down for un café and rock-skipping sounds like a fun day-trip in the Ts' book!
And that completes our little 5-castle tour!  We're looking forward to exploring some of these in more depth, as well as discovering others.  Little ol' Luxembourg has its charms, eh?