My vacation wrapped up this past week with a visit to an amazing 1,000 year old castle ruin in rural Germany. Before we get to the photos though, I absolutely have to publicly thank my fantastic host, my friend Paul. We worked together at summer camp nearly 20 years ago and even though he's lived in Europe all this time and I've been here in the US, we remain friends to this day.

And now, without further delay, Rötteln Castle: