Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
View of the spit and Burg Katz from a hilltop
The Loreley Statue
We also drove over to visit Burg Eltz and did a quick hike down to get some great pictures there. It is amazing to think that this castle is over 700 years old and it has never been destroyed. We also passed a beautiful castle sitting on top of a vineyard. We were pretty impressed by this one, maybe because it was sprawled out across the hill rather than condensed onto on small spot along the river like many other castles in that area.
View of a castle from below
Finally, my favorite picture from the entire weekend. The 3 loves of my life sharing a sweet moment. Aubrey was picking flowers while I was taking pictures of the river below. I turned around and caught her sharing with Lolo. These are the moments that take my breath away. The view was nice but this tender picture made my day.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
That's about all I have to say for now. Just wanted to add a post just in case anyone actually reads my blog and was wondering what have been up to.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Lolo is getting 4 teeth on top, not just the 2 I thought she was. I can't imagine how uncomfortable she is feeling but she is hanging in there and taking it like the super trooper she is. She has decided that naps may just not be for her (much to my dismay) unless they are in her high chair at dinner time. Twice this week she has fallen asleep while eating because she has skipped her nap. Yesterday I made her take a nap and this usually involves some serious fighting between the 2 of us.
Monday, May 11, 2009
We stayed the night in a small town just on the outskirts of Reutte, Austria. We had a beautiful view of the Alps from our balcony. Our dinner was delicious! I was totally surprised at the gourmet food at super affordable prices. The room was very spacious which is hard to come by in many European hotels and I just loved it view. I know I mentioned that just a couple of sentences ago but it was amazing!
On the way home we went to Lindhof Castle and it was totally different than in February as we were able to see the fountains, statues and trees as they were covered with burlap to protect them from the elements. This is one extravagent castle! Definitely worth the visit. After we left there we drove to Oberammagau for a wonderful Mothers Day lunch. We ate at the Ammergaur Maxbräu at the Hotel Maximilian. If you are ever happen to be in that area ;-) I highly recommend you eat there. I had a Mothers Day special menu and it was some of the tastiest food I have eaten here. James had a huge pork knuckle and he really enjoyed that as well. At the end of the meal they gave me a rose for "Mutters Tag" (Mothers Day in German) and it was a perfect end to a great meal and weekend.