We were sad see to see Dad go, but decided to press on with more adventures! On Saturday we loaded back up in the car and made the quick drive over to the Alsace region of France. It's just over an hour away but provides amazing difference in language, food, and culture. Plus this particular area is full of fun little wine towns. You might remember our adventures here with Abby and Jack.
Since we had been a couple of times before, Kristin picked out a new town to see and we settled on Riquewihr. Having made it through World War II relatively unscathed, it still features much of what was built here in the 16th century and has retained the medieval architecture, including the wall around the city and a small castle.
Next we headed into the center of town.
Despite the rain in Stuttgart, it was a beautiful day in Riquewihr.
|Again, Natalie slept right through it|
|Wow France, did you import this from Minnesota?|
On the way home we took advantage of the long, long summer day and stopped in Baden Baden for dinner. I enjoyed our trip but was happy to be back to the land of wurst, kraut, potatoes, and beer.
|Wow, sehr deutsch!|
This kind of trip reminds me of how lucky we are to live in such an awesome area. And makes me wonder how I have not gained 50 pounds!