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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Earlier in the week we spent two nights in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, best known as one of the towns on the Romantic Road. The Romantic Road is about 220 miles of highway between Würzburg and Füssen in southern Germany, linking picturesque towns and castles. It is loosely based on an old Roman trade route that…

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Who Doesn’t Love A Porsche?

Something fun to do in Germany is visiting the car museums. Even if you don’t love cars, the museums are a great place to see some amazing architecture and learn about technology and history from a new perspective. During our last trip to Germany we visited the BMW Welt. This time we spent the afternoon…

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Basel

On Tuesday morning Matt and I said goodbye to Chris In Geneva. The time together passed quickly and suddenly he was flying back to Los Angeles. It was a teary goodbye after three weeks of a lot of fun, with stories to tell and great memories of Switzerland, Italy and France. We’re already talking about…

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Weekend In The French Alps

This past weekend we stayed at a beautiful mountain chalet, Les Campanules, in Les Houches near Chamonix in the French Alps. We were close enough to Chamonix for all of the activities, but had a quiet place to relax. On the outside Les Campanules looks quaint and traditional, but the inside was a surprise of…

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Last Day In Italy

I can’t believe we’re on our last day in Italy. The past two weeks have gone by so quickly. I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface in posting about everything we’ve been doing. Partly because we’ve been so busy, but also because the internet service is a bit irregular, and uploading photos and charging my…

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Galleria dell’ Accademia

This afternoon we took the train into Florence to visit the Galleria dell’ Accademia, an art museum that is home to Michelangelo’s sculpture the David. Even though we had reserved tickets for 1:00 p.m. we had to wait in line for about half an hour. This was minor though compared to the ticket line that stretched…