WELCOME to paulandvickionline.com
|Who are we?
|Friends and Family
|Where have we been?
|Where to next?
|The town of Eguisheim in the Alsace region is like a fairy tale.
Our gîte in Kientzheim was
a gingerbread house.
This was the view into the courtyard from our kitchen window.
|Our rooms were on the ground floor.
Paul fit in with the locals at the
Sauerkraut festival in Krautergersheim.
|People lined up to buy cabbage
by the 12 lb. bag.
The oom pah pah band played polkas
and cabbages were hanging
from the chandelier.
|Here's Paul stealing grapes out of the vineyard not 50 yards from our gîte.
This is the road out of our village
to the vineyards.
|We hiked through the vineyard and over these hills. . . to the village of Riquewihr.
|The stone crucifix marked our way and the signs told us that we were walking the Chemins de Saint-Jacques (the Camino de Santiago in Spain).
Where to stay?
Christine et Michel Butterlin
The owners of our gîte hosted us to a lovely Alsacian dinner at their home -
mountain cheeses, pumpkin soup, roast beef with mushroom gravy,
red cabbage with chestnuts, apple and almond cobbler and,
of course, local Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir wines.
|At the wild boar festival in Ebersheim, we ate spaetzle,
wild boar with cantrell mushroom gravy and drank kir. Delicious!
|We hiked in the Vosges Mountains that line the Alsace region to a mountain lodge where we ate French home cooking including this Torte de la Vallée.