"If the team loses, then we have a good chance of making the flight to Germany from McGuire at 1525!"
Space A to Europe....
Arrive in Germany - get a rental car...
Arriving in Germany 7 1/2 hours later, we learned there were no rooms on base and that active duty on leave had to rent a car on the economy, so we took a taxi to Europcar in Bitburg, Germany - a 1/2 hour drive. We rented a Ford that was an automatic with an awesome navigation system that could be returned to any Europcar in Germany, and we were off!
Eat breakfast in Germany at a Backerei...
Made it to Höfen, Germany...Known for their hedges!
Jet lag! An hour into the drive which took us through the beautiful forests of Eifel National Park, we started to crash. We found a cute guest house, attached to the Hotel-Restaurant Prummer in Höfen, Germany and decided to stay the night. The hotel was reasonably priced, was quite comfortable for the 5 of us, and included a fantastic German breakfast of hard boiled eggs in egg cups, rolls, cheese, deli slices and large, warm cup of hot chocolate for the kids!
"What would you do if your house were ravaged by the winds and the weather? The people of Monschau and its surrounding regions had an ingenuously simple, simply ingenious idea. Hedges would do the trick! Hedges offer ideal protection from the elements, provided that they are wide and high enough to shield an entire house. And the hedges you'll find in Monschau, Roetgen and Simmerath certainly are. They are enormous beechwood thickets, planted by our forebears generations to protect their dwellings."
Read more: http://eifelblick-sights-nl.webnode.nl/recreation-surroundings/hedge-landscape/
How to grow hedges...
What kind of trees make up these hedges and how to they grow so tall? The Arbor Day Foundation provides a step by step guide to growing a privacy hedge. Most start with evergreens that are evenly spaced according to how wide they are expected to grow.
Below are 2 videos about planting hedges. The first is a quick time lapse of a beech hedge being planted with the help of some chickens and the second is a German gardening program reviewing the best plants to use for a hedge and discussing how to take care of the plants. It's in German - so I only understood bits and pieces!
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