Sunday, October 2, 2005


In October, before the winter would arrive, I made a day trip up to Amsterdam.  Stayed in a hostel that was quite a strange experience and then toured the harbor early in the morning.  I love waking up early in a city and walking around before the tourists show up.  It's the best time to have a coffee and see the color of the morning sun shine.

Friday, September 9, 2005

Bitche Citadel

For the dad's birthday we did a road trip to France to see the Bitche Citadel.  It's quite an impressive fortress with a lot of history.  The irony is that is was bypassed during WWII, so it wasn't really used.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

German Summer

Hikes in Germany during the summer are quite nice.  The towns really shine and the countryside is very photogenic.

Sunday, June 5, 2005

Rhein river hike

Some photos from the summer's hikes and also part of the Rhein River.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Rhein River Hike

With spring in the air, I decided to start the hike along the Rhein River.  The river is world famous for the little castles that were toll booths for the cargo shipped up and down the river.  Still today you can see many cargo ships and trains along the river moving cargo.  I did the hike over several weekend and often would come out here for the day trip.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Austria trips

For the weekend my friend and I went for a road trip around the lakes in Austria.  Was really impressed with the nature and the Alpine lakes.  Need to plan another trip to go hiking and explore more.

Saturday, May 14, 2005


A friend from Rome was visiting Salzburg and I went down to visit him.  The city is quite amazing and the nature around it is just as striking.  I will have to plan another visit just to get some photos of the city.  Perhaps in the winter when everything will be coved in show.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Heidelberg Summer

With Spring in full in Germany, I went down to Heidelberg.  Later I would live here and still miss the nature, river and the castle.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Taunus Hikes

The hills north of Frankfurt are called the Taunus.  This area is quite popular has many hidden charms scattered in the forest.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Solid IBM printer

I needed to do some work on my car and needed something solid and durable to put the car on.  Near the trash, I found this old IBM laser printer.  I don't think a modern HP printer would be able to take the weight of a car!