Sep 242014
 

Linderhof is a palace built by Mad King Ludwig II for himself so that he could be by himself. As one example, his dining room table lowered down through the floor so his servants could prepare it and then send it up to him, allowing him to eat without ever having to see them.

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Sep 212014
 

Our first stop in Zurich was the train station, which had a ton of trains and so many people! It also nearly had a riot of rival football (soccer) fans. But we got what we needed (cash from the ATM) and got out safely.

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Sep 202014
 

The old city of Strasbourg, France, is surrounded by water–it’s basically an overgrown canal–so we took a book tour around it. They used headphones, so everyone could hear the info about the city in their language of choice, which is a smart idea. The ride was expensive, but worth doing.

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Sep 182014
 

The Black Forest region is famous for a special kind of cake, known as, well, Black Forest Cake. We found some at cafe in the museum in Triberg and tried a slice. It was a three layer chocolate cake with cherries, mousse, and icing. It was less sweet than we would have in America, but still good.

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Sep 182014
 

Breakfast in Triberg included these cute little liverwurst rolls. For size comparison, the 2 Euro coin is the size of a quarter.

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Sep 162014
 

We are in the Philly airport, waiting for our next flight. Ann got the bright idea of buying a postcard and sending it back to the kids. We found a magazine place that sold postcards, but they don’t sell stamps. Brilliant.

So if you’re reading this, kids, consider it to be your postcard.

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