Sunday, September 11, 2011

Road Trip Updates, Part III

At a glance...

From Brugge, Belgium to Normandy, France where we stayed in a hotel on the shores of the English Channel in a tiny village called Coudeville.  Omaha Beach.  Sunset watching and seashell hunting.
Then we turned east and slightly south, taking in glimpses of the Eiffel Tower as we drove into Paris and to our Young and Happy Hostel in the Latin Quarter.  (And this accompanies a story...)  Our motley crew toured the Musee D'Orsay, Louvre, and two out of our group ascended the Eiffel Tower while the rest of us explored the Troubidor Area.

Home for 8 hours: unpack, wash all laundry at laundromat, re-pack, bedtime snack, sleep for about 5 hours.

Leave for Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany... an oasis at the foot of the Alps on the border of Austria in Bavaria.  Here the children swam and swam at the lodge swimming pool.  There was the Neuschwanstein Castle, spectacular views, sketches, and hikes.  Linderhof Palace.  And soaking in the hot tub back at the lodge.  Well, some of us relaxed...  At least 4 people played wild crazy in the pool nearby. smile.  Of course, we shared huge portions of cream puffs and drank coffee... and soda pop for the children... at the Gorge.  We took in views at Lake Eibsee, resting at lake's edge while the children played with the snake that Israel caught.

At last we loaded up and headed deep into Austria, arriving in Vienna in plenty of time to check into our hotel, freshen up, and find the loading dock for our Dinner and Dance Cruise on the Blue Danube.  Dreamy.  (I'll tell you more later...)  And one day to explore this city full of Viennese music and food culture...

So now I finally have a few moments, albeit I'm dog-tired, to let you know where in the world we are.  Today I, (we... I promise it wasn't just me this time...), experienced so many breathtaking, romantic moments in Prague in the Czech Republic.  I didn't think we'd experience this charming city a second time...  but here we are... and our time is filled with whimsy on all accounts...  (well, almost...)

Blessings upon blessings keep showering this journey...

I trust your day's journey is blessed, (and full of romance and whimsy), too.


  1. Lovely, just lovely. I feel like I've jumped into a novel each time I visit your blog. The whole world feels a little fuller just knowing you're living this dream. Love to you all!


  2. Good heavens! You are determined to see it ALL, aren't you? In one post you described three different trips for us! All wonderful, all now history to be revisited (minus the squabbles, the wrong turns, the everyday struggles) through rose-colored glasses with a smile and a sigh..