Yes, dearest readers, I had spent some time gallivanting around a small portion of Europe! Although as lovely as Europe was, it was really cold and cloudy most of the time, which, I think, took away from the beauty a bit as a lot of the time I caught myself wishing to be at a warm beach. Our bones were made for the sunny beach, not the winter's biting winds.
Also, and I mean this in the best way possible, my parents were more interested in churches and architecture than the other three who tagged along, but we had a very nice time nonetheless. But I think next time I could survive crowds just to go in the summertime, and eat more gelato.
First off, we had to fly up to Maryland and spend a night before catching our flight to Germany, where we would meet our sister-in-law and her two boys. So we hopped on a train and spent a day in Washington, D.C., and looked around a few museums.
We arrived in Baumholder, Germany safe and sound. The day after we arrived, we went down to a town called Heidelburg for the afternoon with the sister-in-law.
I didn't take any pictures in Amsterdam (so shoot me. I actually didn't take many pictures at all while in Europe...shameful...) so we'll move on to our next stop.
Prague, Czech Republic. I think this was my favorite place. Every night we would go to the Old Town Square and get chocolate crepes and a pastry called trdelnik (pronounced tra-del-nik), which was covered in cinnamon and baked over hot coals.
During the day, we wandered around the rest of Prague and explored whatever caught our fancy.
I missed all y'all and your lovely comments, and I'm happy to be back in sunshine! (and hey, since I've been back, I've posted twice! That has to be some kind of record for the past two months...)
Savo'lass a lalaith,