This will be the last entry about my mom and dad’s trip! I never intended for it to take this long but with everything going on it took longer than I expected. I have other things I want to say but I wanted to get this last entry out of the way before I delve into the things going on in my life now… So without further ado…
After a few days of recovery dad felt good enough to venture out for a short trip. We decided that the Manderscheid Castles were just the thing. So we piled into the car and drove the 20 minutes to the castles. About halfway there we stopped in the little log playground to take a breather and get a few pictures.
Me and my mom!
Ryan and dad… They look so handsome in their Bavarian hats!
Mom and Dad in The Land of Fairy Tales.
I think of all the pictures Ryan and I have from here in Germany, this is one of my favorites!
We stopped at the top of the hill overlooking the castles… We decided to make this the extent of the trip. Dad was feeling not so great and the winding roads weren’t helping… not to mention it was a bitterly cold day!
So we went home and spent another day or two just relaxing.
Mom had to take this picture. She was just fascinated by the fact that tractors drive up and down my street with hay bales like this!
Another day the guys went out to shop and mom and I stayed home to bake some Christmas cookies!
On the very last day before Mom and Dad boarded a plane for home we decided to walk through my little town.
This is my street from the corn fields at the bottom of the road.
Here we are standing in front of those cornfields getting ready to walk through the neighborhood.
Mom and Dad in front of the cornfield.
Way up there are Mom and I walking… Dad and Ryan hung back to take some pictures of the neighborhood in the sunset.
Mom and I…
Ryan and I in front of the little cuckoo clock house in our town.
Walking down mainstreet…
The outlook over the town of Bitburg, and the B50 valley.
Mom and dad in front of Bitburg.
Can you believe that in the middle of winter we had something blooming?
After we had walked around the whole town we came back up to the top of my street. Isn’t my little cottage just great?
Here it is all lit up for Christmas, though you can’t really tell…
The sun setting on our last day…
The next morning bright and early we drove them back to the airport.
It was a wonderful trip. We had quite a year with all the trips home and the visits from both Ryan’s parents and mine. We wouldn’t trade it for anything!
So that finally closes 2007, only a month late!