Germany Trip – Part 1

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…

Departure

Waiting for our plane in Columbus.

Airport - Germany Trip 2013

 

Our plane from JFK to Frankfurt, Germany. FYI- the service on Singapore Airlines is fabulous!

airport - Germany Trip 2013

 

Aalen

We arrived in Aalen safe and sound. Here’s the view from my childhood home overlooking the city.

Aalen - Germany Trip 2013

 

On our first full day we took a walk through downtown.

Aalen - Germany Trip 2013

Aalen - Germany Trip 2013

 

Castles

Our first week in Germany also included some palace and castle touring.

First stop, Ludwigsburg.

The kids enjoying the train ride.

train ride - Germany Trip 2013

 

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. :)

Ludwigsburg - Germany Trip 2013

Ludwigsburg - Germany Trip 2013

 

The castle gardens include a Fairy Tale Garden.

The kids with the story teller.

Ludwigsburg - Germany Trip 2013

 

Mirror, mirror on the wall.

Ludwigsburg - Germany Trip 2013

 

Goliath!

Ludwigsburg - Germany Trip 2013

 

Rapunzel’s Tower

Ludwigsburg - Germany Trip 2013

 

Our second day of castle tours took us to the Lichtenstein Castle.

Lichtenstein - Germany Trip 2013

And Hohenzollern Castle.

Hohenzollern - Germany Trip 2013

 

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.

Hohenzollern - Germany Trip 2013

 

That’s all for week one. Next, a trip to the city of love. So stay tuned!

 

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