Enough with the crazy camping stories on with our travels....On our drive up/down the Mosel and Rhine rivers in Germany we saw the most amazing castles, some fully in tact, most in ruins . We stopped at the Rheinfels Castle and Fortress and spent a couple of fantastic hours exploring. After reading so many historical fiction and Anne Boleyn books and watching the Tudors it was very easy to imagine yourself living in the 15th century sneaking down a secret passage way for a tryst (not i of course) or handing food thru the bars in the dungeon to some poor, not long for this life soul. Oh I LOVED it and so did the kids and Steve. 
We really liked Germany-- It's a beautiful country! I felt quite at home amongst my people (maiden name Ginter) -they are fastidious, industrious, efficient and like most of the places we've been to--very eco conscious--recycling, all automated fixtures in public restrooms, etc.