Sure. Why not.
That's LeRoy, our fearless leader, up ahead. He's waiting for us no doubt. With an endless foray of fascinating rocks, sticks, bugs, and plants to examine these walks are more mosey than an actual walk (for me and LeRoy anyway).
Of course, sometimes LeRoy disappears altogether. Then it's an all-out hunt for the fugitive in which Dad and the children try to outwit each other.
The four adventurers!
We didn't really know where we were, but we passed these steps down to another bridge and the wooden sign said Seinsfeld, so we decided to walk a little further before returning to this place to follow it home.
Okay, so I just have to tell you; Before we left the house, I psyched myself up for the cold by putting on like 5 layers of shirts, 3 layers of pants, my heavy winter coat, gloves, and an ear warmer. Before long Ezekiel was asking me to carry his winter coat for him and his brothers were telling him that next time he just shouldn't wear it! How do these boys get so steaming hot in this frigid weather?! But there's Isaiah with his sweaty hair and cheeks the color of his shirt! Amazing!
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the skies be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder,
And the day a veil over all deeds pass'd over,..."
-- By William Morris (1834-1896)
Rounding the bend we saw the steeple of our village church! Just in time!
The Bitburg Brewery is famous in our area and the locals maintain a fierce loyalty to Bitburger Beer. You'll notice "Bitte ein Bit" above the 'burger' on the top right corner -- this slogan is as famous in this part of Germany as Coca Cola's "It's the Real Thing." (Little piece of trivia for you.)
We returned home just as the sky turned dark! We had been gone for a little over two hours! So fun!
Anyway, hopefully this gave you a little taste of our Sunday afternoon walks. (Did it make you want to come visit and go on a walk with us??!) I'll share more later.