Spring Frenzy

It has been a ridiculously long time since I last posted, but I have an excuse!  Maybe not a good one, but here goes.

1. We’ve had lots of visitors.

2.  The weather!! How could I possibly think about blogging when I could be outside in the gorgeousness.

Now that we’re between visitors and, quite frankly, my allergies can’t take any more, it’s time for me to hop back into blogging.  And there is A LOT to talk about.

We were lucky enough to have two separate visits since I’ve been on hiatus; we welcomed Russ’s parents for just under 2 weeks and then my mom came for a week!

With all this action, there’s nowhere to start except at the beginning.  Except for the fact that the beginning of the visit with Russ’s parents started with Volkswagen car museums, and we all know that I’m not starting there.  I’ll leave that part to Russ.  So I guess we’ll start somewhere in the middle, after all.

THE BODENSEE! One of Europe’s little gems, this “sea” is actually a lake smack dab in the intersecting middle of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and a wee bit of Liechtenstein. It’s a great place to go “country-hopping,” which you can do by car, bicycle, or boat.  We actually visited here twice, once with Joe&Kate and once with Pam.  On Joe and Kate’s visit, we had the goal of setting our feet in Switzerland, so we took a wonderful 45 minute boat ride from Friedrichshafen, Germany to the other side of the lake, landing in Romanshorn, Switzerland.

Boardwalk at Friedrichshafen

Boat coming into port

Leaving the shore at Friedrichshafen

Too hazy to see the Alps

Zeppelin rides, anyone?

Approaching Romanshorn

The Dock at Romanshorn

Our boat transported cars and motorcycles, so it was interesting to watch all the vehicles start their engines and drive right off of the boat!  After the pedestrians were permitted to exit, we spend a nice, leisurely few hours in Romanshorn, walking around the lake, exploring churches, enjoying spring flowers, and getting a bite to eat.

Romanshorn Harbor

Spring Flowers in Bloom

Cool Shot in Romanshorn, Switzerland

The Alps Appear

The Alps Loom over the Harbor

Gorgeous

Joe and Lauren must feel the alpine waters

Our boat arrives!

Heading back to Germany

Warning: this is the start of many, many posts.  They probably include lots of pictures of lakes and mountains and blooming apple trees and castles and….well, you get the idea.  Spring is beautiful in Germany!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mü on May 10, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Just to let you know I do read your blog! We did have nice weather, didn’t we! Looking forward to future posts.

    Reply

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