Alsace, Heidelberg, and home: Sept. 19 - 22

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September 19th 2015
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Gruyere castle
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Saturday we traveled to the Alsace region of France along the Route des Vins (wine route) to meet up with Deb and Guenther in the 16th century walled city of Riquewihr. Over the weekend, we visited several of the local villages, including Ribeauville and Kayserberg, in addition to the old town of Colmar with its canals and centuries-old buildings. We also made it a point to sample as much of the local Alsatian cuisine as we could in the few days we had left.

Monday we headed back to Heidelberg, Germany to return the bikes and prepare them for storage at Knopf Tours - until our next visit. While hanging out at Knopf's B&B we had the opportunity to meet several other motorcyclists, one of whom had been on the road for five years, and swap travel stories. We celebrated the end of a wonderful trip with a great meal of favorite German dishes at a local restaurant.

With the onset of more wet and cold weather, it was just the right time for us to finish our wonderful Alps adventure. We were blessed with a safe trip, lots of great memories, and tons of photos, but after
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Castle garden
75 days, over 7,000 miles and 64 passes, we were ready to head home. We boarded our plane in Frankfurt, happy and a little road weary, knowing that we had just completed a milestone, content with the knowledge that there were lots of great roads and places left to see – next time.

Additional photos below
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Armor display

Armor display
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Castle stained glass

Castle stained glass
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Knight's room

Knights room
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Gruyere village

Gruyere village
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Enjoying Kayserberg

Janet & Dave in Kayserberg

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