I'm a little slow when it comes to getting my pictures scanned and shared. In this case, about 38 years "slow". We were married in September of 1970 and in December of that year I flew to Germany to be with Jim while we were stationed at Sembach Air Force Base, not too far from Kaiserslautern. (This may or may not be the castle that inspired Mary Shelly to write her famous story of Frankenstein's monster; Frankenstein Castle Ruin - Rhineland).
On weekends, when the guys didn't have duty, we would explore around the countryside and try to become a little more familiar with our temporary home. A map's a map, even in German, and we had one well in hand as we set out for Frankenstein Castle. I truly didn't know what to expect, and so we set out with a picnic lunch, cameras and the spirit of adventure.
The town of Frankenstein wasn't all that big, and it was a little bit of a climb to get up to the ruins. The churchyard was amazing to us, with headstone dates from the 1400's!
(c) Carol Yates Wilkerson