|Train ride into the Black Forest -|
yes it was on-time!
|Rhonda hitting 100 mph on the autobahn!|
Besides visiting the birthplaces of my Oma and Opa we also did a lot of fun other things in Germany. Opa's town is near the Black Forest - so one day we visited a village in the heart of it and felt like Hansel and Gretel as we trekked through the back woods to the world's largest cuckoo clock.
Another day we visited the spa town of Baden-Baden. The kids protested big time when we put them in babysitting for a couple hours while we enjoyed the baths but when we picked them up they didn't want to leave the playroom and told us to come back in an hour!
|at one of our places in Germany - our|
host family invited us to dinner - they
served us flammkuchen, wine from their
vineyard, & schnapps.
|Ruby making bread with the Oma|
|view of the village Strohbach where we stayed near the Black Forest|
On our way to the Mosel valley we cut through a corner of France and spent a couple hours doing some indoor skiing. That was a blast and Ruby did a run all by herself!
|Storming the Roman gates|
|bike ride along the Mosel|
|having a blast at a festival in Konz|