Thursday, December 27, 2012

Flashback: Nanaw and Papa Visit Germany

So life got in the way and I never got to finish the series of blog posts on ''Nanaw and Papa visit Italy'' but reassured they stayed longer than the 3 days that I did blog about. I figured better late than never and I'm going to try to finish up their European Vacation in the next few days.

So I previously mentioned that they arrived then we hung out near Vicenza. We spent a day in Venice then got up early on Nanaw's 50th birthday and we headed to Pisa, Italy. The following morning we went to my favorite little Italian town (thus far) and spent a very, very hot day in Lucca. We came home from Lucca on a Wednesday night and then we got up Thursday and went to....Garmisch Germany!

Views from the drive:


View from Austria, looking back at Italy.
 When we got to Eldeweiss (the military resort we were staying at in Garmisch) a storm was rolling in. We got there later than we had planned, so we unpacked and settled our stuff, ate dinner, explored the hotel and then went to bed.

 I was so so very excited to see this in the hotel....STARBUCKS! That folks is a Vanilla Latte...I drank 6 of them in three days and they were just as heavenly as I remember.
So that was Thursday. Friday we got up and explored the town of Garmisch. It was still dreary, still rainy and overcast and actually did rain much of the day. But the town is SO cute!



 We found the downtown area and we walked around sight-seeing and window shopping for quite awhile. Here is Nanaw and Papa with a street performer.

While we were shopping, it started to rain. We realized quickly we weren't going to be able to make it to the Zugspitze as we had planned and the kids were tired and whiny. We ended up going back to the hotel, napping and relaxing before eating dinner. After dinner we made our way down to a festival we had heard about through the hotel.
 
There was a beer tent, a few carnival rides and some vendors selling candy. It wasn't very big but it was neat to see people in their lederhosen and Trachts.





By this point, it was getting pretty dark out. We started to make our way back to the hotel. We stopped for Gelato (good, but not Italian good) and prepared to get some sleep. We only had one day left in Germany and we were going to go up the Zugspitze!

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