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IMG_1091 * On Saturday morning, Dine gives Carol a tour of her garden...
IMG_1097 * where the flowers were already in bloom...
IMG_1093 * and we find an old water pump.  TIme to head to Dine's hometown of Elten.
IMG_1102 * Dine's brother Köbi and his daughter Claudia greet us.
IMG_1104 * Ed presents Köbi with a tourquise watch band from New Mexico.
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IMG_1108 * Thea cooks up a great meal  for lunch... or dinner.  It's the main meal of the day.
IMG_1109 * Later Köbi gives us a tour of his bar before heading...
IMG_8638 * up the hill to the old church.
IMG_1116 * At the monument at the church...
IMG_1120 * if you sit in the carved stone chair...
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IMG_1119 * you can see the gardens of the castle of Schwanenburg home of Anne of Cleves (Kleve) who  was 'encouraged' to marry King Henry VIII of England.  More info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Cleves
IMG_1118 * It's a bit cold outside...
IMG_1122 * so we head into St Vitus which was heavly damaged in WWII.  The wood carved altar is very old...
IMG_1125 * and the interior mixes romanesque with gothic architcture.
IMG_1129 * Carol hears about the history of this church built in the 1100's from Köbi's daughter-in-law Michaela.
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IMG_1134 * The church cemetary was most unusual in that no two headstones were the same.
IMG_1138 * Köbi and Dine stand behind the stone of thier parents and grandparents.
IMG_1142 * Next stop, the home of the parents, now the home of the son of Köbi, Christoph.
IMG_1144 * We see an old windmill across the road...
IMG_1145 * as well as  the border of the Netherlands.  In 1949 Elten was a part of the Netherlands until 1963 when it was returned to Germany.
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