Duck Family visits Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Trip Start Mar 19, 2006
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Trip End Apr 16, 2006


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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Our family made a day trip to the medieval village of Rothenburg, Germany. It felt a little bit like an episode of the Brady Bunch or the Simpsons when they take family vacations. Nancy never envisioned the family making it to Europe! The weather was barely above freezing, and we even saw a few snowflakes! The old part of town was surrounded by an extensive stone wall. We first walked along the cobbled streets, looking into the shops filled with swords, cuckoo clocks, glassware, ornate mugs with metal lids, wooden toys, Christmas decorations, and pastries shaped like snowballs. In the shop where Nancy took pictures of the bread birds (see picture), we tried samples of the pastry. Near the church, we saw colourful eggs hanging in trees like Christmas ornaments - just one of the signs we've scene that Easter is approaching.

Next we climbed steps up to the walls and walked along the covered ramparts, taking many photos. The view put a whole new twist on the town that we had just walked through at stony street level. Now we could see the red clay tile roofs, interesting little gardens, and bird's eye views of the town, church, and countryside.

Later that night we threw a surprise kitchen shower for Christina and Benni - showcasing our North American tradition. There were well over 20 guests to participate in the games, activities, and snacks prepared by my mother and sister Jennifer.
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