My daughter has just ended her first week in Europe. If her pictures, texts and a phone calls are any indication she will be heading back at her next opportunity. We are encouraging her to try to take advantage of all that she can while she is there from sights to food. Here are a few pictures of her travels so far.
The picture* above is her first night in Rothenburg, Germany. While there she tried a cinnamon and sugar Schneeball. In her words, “It was so good!” I am already looking up how to make them and considering adding them to our German Christmas traditions.
*All pictures were taken by my wonderful friend who is guiding this tour, Jennifer Field.
It’s easy to tell why she loved this castle. The Neuschwanstein Castle is reported to be the inspiration for Walt Disney in his creation of Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom.
Dachau was the place she was most interested in visiting. She wants to understand something that there is no way to understand. To her that this could ever happen is unimaginable yet she sees what is happening in our world now and understands how easily we could slip into this. This is the artwork outside the concentration camp. She did not take any other pictures as she felt it was disrespectful.
This was near Innsbruck, Austria. She thought the Alps were beautiful but thought one day there was not enough. The bus trips have been far too long in her mind and she was wishing they had taken a train or something that didn’t have to contend with traffic.
On a gondola in Venice, Italy. That is where she is now. She has had pasta, pizza and gelato the last two days and I think my cooking will pale in comparison now. She said she basically licked the plate clean each night.
I am so glad that we have the opportunity to give her this chance to travel and see what life is like outside the United States. It will be interesting to see what she thinks of everything when she gets back.