my favorite easter memory: the german version (continued)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

today i am flashing back (just as i did in yesterdays’s post) to easter weekend 2 years ago.  during this leg of the trip, we stayed in füssen as opposed to freiburg and the following events took place:
* we traveled to a nearby village, where my parents bought a cuckoo clock.
* because the weather in salzburg had been nice during the days in which i packed for the trip, i didn’t think to bring a jacket along (i cannot tell you how many times this logic of mine has failed me) and my parents were nice enough to buy me a very soft albeit slightly overpriced fleece hoodie (which i’ve worn a lot in the past 2 years, so i don’t feel too badly about that).
* we toured a couple of castles, took a couple of horse drawn carriage rides and learned a lot about my favorite bavarian (könig ludwig, of course).
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also, i’ll never forget the funny conversation that took place between my parents on this train ride.  there was a screaming baby a few seats away from us and my dad said, “no matter how old i am, every time i hear a baby cry, a little part of me jumps, thinking it’s my own child.  i guess i’ll always be alert to the sound, after raising you three girls and waking up all the time when you were babies.” to which my mom replied, “that’s interesting, because i don’t remember you being the one losing sleep…pretty sure i was the one taking care of the babies and you were the one snoring the night away.”

21 comments:

Jan said...

Yep that's me. Tired from all those nights getting up when you girls cried!! Love to see the pictures of the castles again!!

Miss A said...

*sigh* Germany is absolutely beautiful. I must, must, must visit it one day!

Gentri said...

Everytime you post I get more and more jealous. Hahaha! :)

Casey said...

Such beautiful shots! Your parents are a riot. :)

Renée said...

hihi dads really think the same, but mothers still have to do all the work ;)

wishful nals said...

aw. :) these photos are gorgeous, as always!

Abby said...

I went there when my parents came to visit me abroad too. I love that story btw! hilarious! Happy Easter!!! xoxo

Sunny & Star said...

Oh wow. Such beautiful pictures. And I love your story. Happy Easter!

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Vicky said...

Füssen is a lovely city, isn't it? Great pictures!
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Jennifer said...

Aw. That is such a cute story about your parents! Haha. It usually is the mom...but I'm sure the dad hears those things too. I guess I'll find out one day!

I officially want to go there now. That castle is breathtaking!

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Krystal said...

aw, that sounds like it was a great trip!! funny parents :)

Chelsea Lane said...

III waaaant to vviiisssiittt a caasttlleeee. great photos.

xoxo

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Sera said...

umm can i trade you my jambas and nutella for some german castles?! so pretty.

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

These may be my favorite photos of yours ever (although... not sure I've seen to many of your travel posts)! Those mountains.. amazing!

And I just watched The Sound of Music the other day and thought of you and how lucky you are to have lived there & no wonder it's your favorite place!!

Barbara said...

I visited Neuschwanstein a few years ago in the winter and it was just breathtaking. The views from the castle were stunning (as was the castle itself)!! Totally worth standing in line in the freezing cold!!

mizhenka said...

Such a stunning landscape!

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Jen said...

I agree with the comment above! =) I am loving reading through your posts and drooling because I've only been to Austria/Germany/ that whole area once and I LOVED it. Can't wait to go back someday! (Going back to Italy this fall, as well as Greece and Turkey. So excited!) Your adventures sound like so much fun!

charmingly ordinary said...

Love this conversation between your mom and dad. So funny! My son has been sleeping through the night for months now and I am STILL tired! But he's worth it, so I forgive him. :)