I was feeling a bit stale, and it was showing.
I haven't been able to talk about the potential work issues over the past months, so there was a bit of backlog to clear when I finally could. Now, most of what I had bottled is now poured.
Still, it's been an immersion, and by Saturday, I decided that it was time to air out. I pointed the car south and didn't stop, well, until I hit Luxembourg.
'not as crazy as it sounds; I hadn't been there yet, it's a reasonable distance away (only a few hour's drive), and has reasonable size to cover in a couple of days. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and the hills and mountains of the Grand Duchy were breathtaking. I wandered in from the northwest towards Clervaux, then down the center through the Ardennes to Luxembourg City. Overnight there, then out to the Moselle valley vinyards, then back up to the Diekirch War Museum. Finally, out east through the forests, chateaus, and mountains towards Bitburg.
I give Luxembourg high marks: wonderful natural beauty and a variety of scenery, history, and cities to visit. Above all, it was great to disconnect and to explore, even if only for a long holiday weekend.