Germany

October 19, 2019

It's funny what can change your life. Sometimes it is a huge catalyst, and sometimes it is something tiny. A seemingly small event, a word spoken, or a picture, or a song. 

Ross and I were sitting next to each other on the couch in our home in Victoria, Australia....

March 3, 2019

Our first experience in the German town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber was during a medieval festival. That experience was all kinds of amazing, but we wanted to see what the town had to offer on an ordinary day. We had heard rumours about a wonderful night tour and so we...

February 24, 2019

We were traveling, floundering, struggling, growing, succeeding, failing, laughing, crying, yelling, discovering, smiling...all of it. Together. Always the good with the bad, and always it is how we approached things that made the difference.

I think I originally wanted...

August 12, 2018

Freedom!!!!! We were free from kids!!!! For one day. One precious day. 

Don't get me wrong, I love my little ratbags to pieces, but constant travel with them all day all night was enough to make anyone go mad. 

We took the precious gift of babysitting for the day fr...

July 29, 2018

"Look, it's Quasimodo!!"

"Kids, don't swing that axe at each others heads!"

"Come this way to see the sword fight" 

Believe it or not, these are true things that came out of my mouth on one very adventurous day in Germany. Did you know that Europe has festivals where the...

July 14, 2018

Our time in Rotterdam had come to an end. We were ready to continue on our mad journey through Europe. We had a deadline to reach, we wanted to get to Freiberg in Germany in time for the LDS temple open-house. This is a very special time when before a temple is dedicat...

May 5, 2018

The city of Cologne in Germany was the next stopover point on our way to the Netherlands. Actually, we stayed in a town called Overath which is only a half hour drive away from Cologne. Our last adventure ...and misadventure was our trip to Rheinfels Castle i...

January 1, 2018

The Rhine River in Germany is such a  beautiful and iconic place. It meanders through some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, with ancient castles dotting the lush green hilltops. It's the place featured on all those European cruise commercials, where the lucky pa...

October 22, 2017

Gilbert adventure into the Black forest number 2!

Our first experience with cuckoo clocks and peanut eating squirrels had been pretty cool, but I was keen to discover some of the gorgeous pictures I had seen on Pinterest of the Black Forest....dark, mysterious and magic...

September 10, 2017

After a few days in France, we were ready to try our big day-trip to the Black Forest. What looked on a map like just a little hop and skip over the border to Germany, was actually a 3 hour drive one way.

'Sigh'.

But we were determined to see the Black Forest. Ok, I was...

August 6, 2017

After our successful day at Schloss Linderhof, I had high hopes for our visit to the great castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. These two castles are the stuff of fairytales. I am a huge Disney fan, and the castle of Neuschwanstein was the model and inspiration f...

July 31, 2017

 We said 'auf wiedersehen' to Austria and headed back to Germany. I was very excited to see the famous castles of Mad King Ludwig.

King Ludwig the Second was king of Bavaria from 1864 until 1886. He built unbelievably lavish castles, was crazy, obsessed with swans, and...

March 4, 2017

One of the places I had done a little bit of research about before we came to Europe was Hitler's private retreat on top of the Alps, called 'The Eagle's Nest'. I had read a blog post from another traveling family who'd had an amazing day out with their kids. They had...

January 17, 2017

Germany was our first country to really explore and experience together, we were in Switzerland for a day, but it was so brief that it's a bit of a blur. I thought it would be fun to write about some of the things that we felt really made up our German experience for t...

January 14, 2017

Our lovely Aussie friends who we stayed with live in the beautiful town of Donaworth on the Romantic Road in Germany. We had a relaxing few days just hanging out and recovering from the journey, and then finally on our last day in the area we felt up to a day out.

We he...

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