my favorite easter memory: the german version

Friday, April 22, 2011

when i was going to school at the university of salzburg, my parents came to visit me for 2 whole weeks.  i hadn’t seen them in months and i remember riding the train to the munich airport the morning of their arrival and being so excited to see them.  i was never homesick in salzburg, yet spending that time with them was much needed. 

it was such a weird feeling being in total control of the itinerary.  how many family vacations had we been on together prior to that (with my sisters, of course)?  my dad was always in control, i think.  yet, on this trip, i was making all the reservations, buying the train tickets, saying “we take this bus here” and “this train there”, etc.  it was a very strange moment when i realized i had the ability to possess more knowledge on a topic (in this case, international travel) than my parents.  i mean, aren’t they supposed to be infinitely smarter than me about everything?  ;)

i do hope they visit me again soon because i’d love to re-live this trip from 2009 (can you believe it’s been 2 years, mom?).  i thought i’d share some photos of the first leg of our trip when we went to a few different german cities.  today we’ll start with freiburg.

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freiburg is located in the most southern part of germany – just at the edge of the black forest.  and apparently, it’s been meteorologically proven that freiburg is the sunniest and warmest city in all of germany!  it’s also one of the most (if not the most) pedestrian and bike-friendly cities in germany; absolutely no cars are allowed in the city center.  i love that.  i also loved our hotel in freiburg because the breakfast was so amazing (good food is the key to my heart, if you haven’t figured that out by now). 1.0 50 58   blog4  blog6 blog7 blog8 blog9 59

24 comments:

Candice said...

How fun to spend sometime with your parents; I bet they enjoyed having you do all the planning of the trip! Freiburg looks gorgeous!!

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Antoinette said...

Salzburg looks sooo gorgeous!! I am really looking forward to visiting in the near future. Your parents are absolutely adorable and look like such lovely people!

Rachel said...

I love visiting Freiburg! It's practically my next door neighbor!

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

wow! how awesome :) freigburg looks beautiful!

Susanne said...

It sounds so much cool how much you love your parents!:)

Abby said...

Sounds like such a cool place!!

Alivia said...

I had visitors a few weeks ago and experienced that same "I am in complete control? Of everything we do? WHAT?!" Scary and so amazing at the same time!! Love this photos, Dear. They're beautiful!

Anonymous said...

salzburg looks so gorgeous!

<3 anonan ;)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

@ anonan,

this is actually freiburg, not salzburg. different burg. but both are gorgeous.

Miss A said...

Freiburg looks beautiful! The last picture reminds me of Belle's town in Beauty and the Beast :)

kimbirdy said...

aw that must have been so fun to have them there, sharing your new life with you.

M said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful family, beautiful Girl! Thanks for your comments on mine as well! xoxox

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kendall k. said...

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Jan said...

Loved Freiburg. You did a great job organizing that trip. It was pretty much stress free for us. I loved it when we finally found you in the Munich Airport!!!!!

Jessica said...

Aww, the pictures with your parents are great!

Erin said...

It is so fun to show people who are important to you around a place that you love! These pictures are fantastic.

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

Hmmm... I think I may need to put Freiburg on my places to visit (soon)! Thanks for the tidbit about it being so bike-friendly! That's so great that your parents were able to visit you.. and for two weeks! I remember feeling so weird when friends came to visit me in London and I was showing them around (what did I know? Ha!).

Gentri said...

WOOOOW!! Those photos are GORGEOUS!!!

christine donee said...

um.. will you be my tour guide?

wilybrunette said...

lol, i just saw your message on "post a comment" and it had me laughing. because i'm with you! waiting for that word to pop up and then taking the time to type it in--that time adds up!!

what i meant to say (before i saw that) was these pictures are lovely--and is there anything better than european vacations with the parents?

Min said...

ahaha, i looove that picture with your daddy and the "Indianerschmuck"-shop! so funny! xx Min

Monika said...

Those are some gorgeous pictures! LOVED'EM!