Our First Beer Festival

Following our afternoon at the Ettal Monastery we had a fun treat planned.  An authentic German Festival.  The girls dressed up in their outfits we had purchased at the shop and we grabbed some pictures with the beautiful scenery. We then caught a shuttle to the Parkenkirchen Festival.  The ride took about 15 minutes and … Continue reading Our First Beer Festival


Ettal Monastery and Cheese Tasting

One of the last activities we did while visiting Germany was a trip to the Ettal Monastery and Cheese Factory.  I booked this trip last minute because it was a relatively short drive from the resort (we had had enough long bus rides) and the cheese tasting sounded amazing. We headed off from Edelweiss in … Continue reading Ettal Monastery and Cheese Tasting

Flat Water Rafting

Our next adventure took us to the Losaich River. We decided to try out Flat Water Rafting. The girls were not old enough to White Water Raft so this seemed like the perfect opportunity for us to try it out together as a family. We were picked up by a taxi with plenty of time … Continue reading Flat Water Rafting

Dachau Concentration Camp and Hitler’s Eagles Nest

On Sunday and Monday we decided to take the kids to two very important places.  On Sunday we headed to Dachau Concentration Camp and on Monday we went to Hitler's Eagles Nest.  Mike and I both felt it was important for the kids to get a small glimpse into the history of Germany and step … Continue reading Dachau Concentration Camp and Hitler’s Eagles Nest

Family Photo Shoot in the Alps

While we were in Germany, Mike and I celebrated our 15th Anniversary.  I never could have imagined 15 years ago that we would have the opportunity to take our kids on a vacation to Europe let alone live there.  We are very blessed to have this opportunity.  It has been amazing. On Saturday we scheduled … Continue reading Family Photo Shoot in the Alps

Neuschwanstein Castle Here We Come!

After a good nights sleep in the cabin, we were off on our first scheduled tour. We headed to Neuschwanstein Castle. Neuschwanstein castle is rumored to be the castle that Walt Disney used as inspiration for Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. The real castle is absolutely breathtaking and it is easy to see why Walt … Continue reading Neuschwanstein Castle Here We Come!

Germany Here We Come!!!!

We are off again. This time we are headed to Bavaria, Germany for an amazing two-week holiday. We are staying at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, which is a resort for Active- Duty Military serving in the Euro-Command. We were so excited that we are eligible to stay. We flew from Southampton, England to Munich, Germany. … Continue reading Germany Here We Come!!!!

Scotland: Part 6

  Our next morning in Scotland was Christmas Eve and it started out a little bit more relaxed than the last couple of days. We lounged around the flat and took our time heading out. Our plans for the day centered on visiting the Edinburgh Christmas Market. We wanted to last late into the evening … Continue reading Scotland: Part 6