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Castle climbing and geodes galore in Idar-Oberstein...

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ahhh, yes... here are those photos I was talking about... the ones from our day trip that both my laptop AND camera decided to delete, sending me into a 12-hour tizz about how to recover them.  It took all that time, but I found a FREE program that recovered all of the files that were not completely corrupt and a few files that were semi-corrupted (one of which I have pasted in below... it got turned into a pretty snazzy collage).  

These photos were from a day trip to Idar-Oberstein, a city in the so-called "Gemstone Region" of Germany.  The city has lots to offer, from a church built into the side of a cliff face to a castle you're allowed to just roam around in (free of charge) to a tower in ruins, perched on the edge of a rather steep cliff.  The food in town is great authentic German and if you want to learn about agates and gemstones, there are several museums, an old mill and a mine to visit.  We'd meant to visit the mine, but our GPS took us to the mill and by then, everything else was closed (it was around 1700 on a Sunday), but we still learned quite a bit!  All in all, with the exception of some faulty directions and a camera catastrophe after the fact, this was a great day trip! 

7 comments on "Castle climbing and geodes galore in Idar-Oberstein... "
  1. Another great post babe!

  2. You must have had quite an amazing time in Germany, the photos look absolutely amazing, with so many beautiful scenes x Thanks for sharing x

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  3. Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

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  5. Looks like a great day out! My husband recently found a geode on one of the local beaches - I love their natural beauty. xxx
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