Well Dana has been bugging me ever since we got home from our Europe trip to put some stuff on the Family Blog.
First off I have to say a big THANK YOU to Mark and Heather. They made our trip so nice and so easy for us, all we had to do was show up and they had planned everything.
We left Phx and May 22nd at 11:55 pm and flew to Philly and then on to Frankfurt, the flights went really well considering we were flying "stand by". That is because Brittni works for US Airway and thank heavens for that because it was much cheaper. We arrived in Frankfurt and then took the train to Stuttgart. We finally got to Mark and Heathers about noon and the 24th so we did celebrate Heather's Birthday that night.
24 May - Arrival / Resting-up at our home / Dinner at home to celebrate Heather's Birthday
The next day we went to the flea market in Stuttgart and Ludwig Palace, our first taste of "wow it was good to be the king" sites that we visited in Europe.
25 May - Stuttgart Flea Market, Old Market Hall & Downtown / Ludwigsburg Palace in Afternoon
26 May - Drive to Dachau Concentration Camp / Then to Munich / Eat at the Hofbrauhus / Stay in Munich
27 May - Then to Salzburg, Austria /Go to Salt mines /Stay in Salzburg
28 May -Drive to Berchtesgaden to see Hitler's Eagle's Nest /Drive to Garmisch, Germany / Hike Partnacklamm Gorge / Stay in Garmisch
29 May - See Oberammergau, Ettal Monastery, the White Church and Neuschwanstein Castle / Drive back to Stuttgart
30 May - Visit the Medieval Town of Rothenburg / See Kathy Waulfart's Amazing Christmas Store there
31 May - Hang-out at out House / Visit the Rittersport Chocolate Factory or Town of Tubingen
01 June - Drive to Paris, France / Tour the City /Eiffel Tower
02 June - Paris & the Louvre, Notre Dame, Arc de Triumph, etc.
03 June - Drive to Normandy / Visit D-Day Sites St. Mere Eglis, Omaha Beach and Point Du Hoc / Stay in Caen, France
04 June - Drive to Mont St. Michel / Then a Long Drive Back to Stuttgart
05 June - Stuttgart & Last Minute Shopping, etc.
06 June - 09 June London
09 June- 11 June Ireland
11 June Home Flying First Class
It was a great trip and one that we will always remember.