Greetings, friends! It’s great to be back and I’m excited to share a little about our vacation this week. Many of you know that we went to Germany to visit my family. Now that the laundry is washed, the new school schedules are in place and I’ve had a chance to work in the yard, it’s time to post some pictures.
Here we go…
Waiting for our plane in Columbus.
Our plane from JFK to Frankfurt, Germany. FYI- the service on Singapore Airlines is fabulous!
We arrived in Aalen safe and sound. Here’s the view from my childhood home overlooking the city.
On our first full day we took a walk through downtown.
Our first week in Germany also included some palace and castle touring.
First stop, Ludwigsburg.
The kids enjoying the train ride.
The Ludwigsburg Residential Palace and it’s beautiful gardens. We toured the inside, but unfortunately were not permitted to take photographs. It’s too bad, because the rooms are very sparkly and fit for a king! You’ll have to go check it out for yourself.
The castle gardens include a Fairy Tale Garden.
The kids with the story teller.
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
Our second day of castle tours took us to the Lichtenstein Castle.
And Hohenzollern Castle.
The walk to the top was steep, long and exhausting! It’s a good thing we practiced taking long walks in the spring. The only problem, we don’t have hills like THAT in Ohio.
A view from the top.
That’s all for week one. Next, a trip to the city of love. So stay tuned!
I’d love to stay connected.