Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pre Halloween - Happy Birthday

On 10 - 31 Kevin and Karen hosted a birthay celebration for many folks, especially (at least for me) for Peter and Janine.

All in attendance were required to wear a costume, or wear black and orange

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A nearby walk in the woods

While in Luxembourg I stayed in the home of Paul and Reinhild Frank. Nearby to this home is a wooded park, where we took a stroll one afternoon while free.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mamer, a 2000 year old city

Mamer is a Roman city now in Luxembourg established in 70 AD!

I attended a meeting of local leaders and scholars devoted to the history and current well-being of this ancient city.

The most well preserved ruins of this ancient site are the Roman baths that were build on one of the only flat areas in the vicinity

The white haired gentleman in red is a former mayor and devoted historian of Mamer

Bad, or Kur Mondorf

Mondorf is a small village with hot springs near Luxembourg city. In this village is a lovely spa and "cure."

Behind the spa complex is a beautiful park.

Here are some pictures of that park in Mondorf:

Park near downtown; the "city" of Luxembourg

Even the city keeps a lot of beautiful nature safely preserved. Here is a park I had to stroll through while on a business errand:

Meadow on the Mosel

Paul Frank's daughter Jacqueline owns a small orchard on the banks of the Mosel. Famous German wine country. Jacqueline's orchard has pears, peaches and grapes.

Luxembourg workshop

On my final day in Luxembourg we held a day long workshop for Blessed Families

Monday, October 11, 2010

Brief respite

I've been in an editing and book related marathon for the last 10 days while staying in Maryland.  The grind notwithstanding, Larry (my work partner) and I did manage to get out for a stroll one evening.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dinner at the Moffitt Family

These are all the Moffits except the older boy David

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