We are spending a nice spring weekend in France. Out in the middle of the French countryside about 80 km outside of Strasbourg is a picturesque little town called Ribeauvillé. Ribeauvillé is home to about 5 thousand people and a lot of very old and colourful Bavarian looking buildings dating back to the 8th century. Surrounded by castles and vineyards this should be a nice and restful weekend. Tomorrow we are going to explore Colmar, a small town just a few kilometres down the road.