Over the last few days, I've been ripping some movies/ TV shows for watching on the 'pod. I hit up the video store the other day after finishing my own little collection, and found this HBO series in the rental bin. I cannot believe I missed this when it was on TV; this is one of the best shows I've ever watched. It is such a treat to discover something like this, even if I am five years later than everyone else in the country. I'm looking forward to the last part which is supposed to be the capture of Berchtesgaden, and the "Eagle's Nest," Hitler's mountaintop fortress. I wonder if it will look much like the place I saw in 1977, when I went to an Outward-Bound type of leadership/ know thyself camp in the area. My first rock-climbing experience was on the cliffs at the Eagle's Nest. I remember the incredible views, both dangling from a rope halfway up the cliff, and from the huge patio there.