Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands – Traveling the Rhine

I recently was invited on a cruise of the Rhine River with my parents, aunt, and grandparents. The trip began in Lucerne, Switzerland before boarding a riverboat in  Basel, Switzerland and sailing up the Rhine River. The trip stopped in a number of locations along and near the Rhine including Breisach, Germany; the Black Forest; Colmar, France; Strasbourg, France; Heidelberg, Germany; Rudesheim, Germany; Koblenz, Germany; Marksburg Castle, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Bruhl, Germany; Kinderdijk, Netherlands; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The trip included many castles, palaces, cathedrals, and windmills; some of which are included in this gallery.

Tolkien Minnesota Map Pine Table

A second attempt at creating a MN and surrounding lands fantasy map in the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien. Larger and more detailed and on a lodge-pole pine table this time!