We've been to the Bernkastel-Kues fireworks reenactment of the historic battle of Verdun before, exactly nine years ago. Back then and ever since, I have always said they were the best fireworks I have ever seen. It actually ruined me for all 4th of July fireworks. I always leave asking myself, "Is that really all they've got?" "Were they always this piddly?" I started to wonder years later if I had imagined it or built it up too much in my head. Maybe they were not as awesome as I thought. Maybe what I remembered wasn't even possible.
Uh uh, I remembered so right! They were spectactular! If you are coming to visit
me us, come in September so you can experience the awesome. I am going to try my best to go every year we are here even though it's crowded and a very late night (due to the darkness thing not happening until around 9pm.) It's not a "been there, done that" kind of thing.
We brought my parents who had just arrived about five days before. This was their first real outing. We came early to claim a spot and eat fest food, and, of course, have some of the wine. We sampled many things, as we usually do, splitting a flamkuchen and french fries with mayo. Then we had some bratwurst and a couple of my kids had hamburgers (which I try to avoid in Germany for obvious reasons.)
|Took a picture of my Robert Cecil in front of this sign just for fun. Due to the whole attached at the hip thing, I was in the picture too.|
|My mom and dad with Hannah. (Photo credit goes to Genevieve.)|
|A lady who sat in front of us, offered her yoga mat to my little guys when she realized we hadn't brought anything to sit on.|
The show lasted a long time, and as I said before was an amazing display. Can't say enough about it. So great! You gotta come see it!