Today was an absolutely exquisite day. Our friends, Jean-Paul and his wife, Martine, took us on a day trip to neighboring Germany.They own the best vacation rentals in Riquewihr, including the lovely Marco Polo house where we are staying for the week. Along with Happy the Westie and Connie and Chuck (a couple staying at another of their rentals), our hosts took us on a fantastic day trip that included a hillside ride to look at vineyards, a jaunt through the Black Forest, lunch on a terrace overlooking a shimmering lake, a bit of market shopping and a wonderful stop for coffee, some peaceful countryside, and a wine tasting. As soon as I started scribbling notes down, I realized I'd never be able to get it all down right for my blog. So instead, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite photographs of the day, a day which I will never forget. Thank you so very much, Jean-Paul and Martine!