Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Selene's visit in July

My beautiful niece, Selene, visited us in July. It was so much fun to have her over, to see her all grown up, and to get to show her some of Germany. We look forward to her next visit (hint!). Here are a few photos of her time with us and of only *some*of the things we did.

 Visiting the ruins of some former convent or something. 

 Peeking through busted windows

 The courtyard

A closer look at the flowers. 

Visiting a palace--Schloss Favorite. View from Entrance.

View from back of the palace after our guided tour of the inside.

 Some other angle view.

 A small pond behind the palace.
 Bakery treats.

A walk in our downtown.

And sadly those are all the photos I have. We did many more other things--lakes, boating, sliding (fancy sled-kind of sliding), and such. Apparently we're slack on photo taking :S

Friday, June 14, 2013

Trip to Venice, Italy, day 6

We hadn't planned to visit Venice as we assumed it'd be a big deal trip to work out, but seeing as most of our vacation was rainy and cold, we decided we should make it worthwhile by visiting Venice. 

It was sunny

A fancy taxi whizzing by

Lots of scenery shots as I'm not really sure which ones to post.

Kai checking things out from our water ferry/taxi.

These gondolas looked cool.

An ambulance shooting by. It was interesting to see how everything had to get done by boats--huge piles of laundry loaded on a boat, or cement and bricks for building projects, etc. 

Erik insisted on standing at the side of the boat like this and even tried lifting his leg to climb out. 

Many mask stands. 

We walked around for a bit and had icecream, but we couldn't go far as there are many stairs and we had a buggy.

Had to post this picture because of Kai's face, ha. 

"I'm soooo thirsty! Waaaaah"

Heading back to the mainland.

 He was exhausted.