How lucky were we? We got to crash my sister's European honeymoon, and boy, did we all have a crazy good time. After spending a week relaxing at a Villa in Tuscany (I know, paradise, right?), my sister and her beau joined us for some fun debauchery Deutschland-style. The weather was quite literally perfect while they were here, raining at all the opportune times and leaving sunshine forever allowing us to give them the best we could offer of this corner of Bavaria while they were here. It's a lot of fun to have people visit you when you love where you live.
They took a night train from Venice, and the poor tired saps wondered out of the train station looking a tad bit dazed and confused. Little did they know we had a huge day planned ahead, so I tried to encourage some sleep. Night trains are convenient, but they are by no means the best way to get shut eye - especially when you have a runaway train, right Jess?
|Awesome fresh veggies|
|And the flowers smell so pretty!|
|Mmmmm, BEER! Now this is what he was waiting for!|
|The cathedral was originally built in 1002 and finally completed in the 1300's. Pope Clement II is buried there making it the only location outside of Italy and France.|
We were certain to get some pictures in front of the famous Rathaus that sits in Altstadt Bamberg. It's a beautiful building and the day made for some amazing pictures. We happened to cross the bridge by the Rathaus just as a wedding was taking place. Balloons were released when the groom kissed the bride...
|Facade of the Rathaus. Do you see the Cherib leg hanging out of the building?|
|Balloons from the wedding|
|We finally have a picture of us together in Bamberg!|
We finally led the honeymooners home for an evening on our fabulous porch. The goal was to be sure they got some much needed rest to prepare them for tackling the adventures for the following day. I think we succeeded. We set up our new bar/couch combo and enjoyed our fresh meats and cheeses from the market with a nice bottle of Proseco (ok, that's Italian, but it's just as wonderful enjoyed here in Germany).
|Pure awesome. Can we say, "relax"?|
|The sky was incredible that night and even blessed us with a few thundershowers to cool things off|
Here are some photos from Wurzburg, which is a pretty Bavarian city only an hour or so away. Hard to believe looking at the city that it was virtually destroyed in WWII. The beauty of the city was revived by those Germans that have so much pride in their history and where they live that they did a masterful job bringing the city back to life.
|Little r and me|
|Such a beautiful and romantic city.|
|The Prince's rose garden.|
|Aunt Jessie is hilarious|
And the Volksfest was ridiculous fun, of course. We went on many crazy rides, including one where Ryan seriously feared for his life (and Jess and I probably should have as well). It was pure madness. The little bear got to ride on a train, on a bus, and on a pony! The best part is nearly always the beer gardens though, and those awesome 1 Liter beer glasses.
|Love the train rides. He's so attentive!|
|Practicing to ride Grandma's pony|
|We were quite frankly nuts. Crazy ride I have EVER been on in my life!|
|Sharing ice cream with Daddy|
|The honeymooners enjoy a crazy ride together|
Thanks for including us in your honeymoon - it was fantastic fun! Love you guys!
PS I can't wait to see all of your pictures.