|Dave, Mary, Mirjam, Alex|
|Mirjam and Alex with their future wedding gift, a Georgia pine needle trivit|
Then all 4 of us drove to Cologne. We toured the Cologne Cathedral and walked along the Rhine river. This cathedral is the largest in Germany and one of most important in the world. It was constructed between 1248 and 1880. It is dedicated to the Three Wise Men whose bones are preserved in the gold shrine above the High Altar.
|The gold shrine containing the bones of the Three Wise Men|
|Locks of lovers on the bridge over the Rhine, actually adding stress from the weight|
|nice coffee stop until someone started smoking|
|"dry and sexy on the Rhine"|
Next we drove to Wülfrath, where Alex’s parents live. We all met at a Restaurant for a fun evening. After eating, we went to their home for the night.
|Alex, Paul, Renate Surminski, Mirjam and Mary|