Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Travel Hiatus Among Other Things

Bacharach, Germany
Can you imagine waking up to this view? Swinging open your window, getting a faint valley breeze up from the Rhine River and slipping into your clogs to warm the kettle. 

Yeah, I certainly could get used to it. 

Check out the vineyard over there on the hill. We went by several and saw a few stout Germans traversing those vertical fields. I think you might need to be part mountain goat to tend these vines? The wine, and the beer from this region ... oh who am I kidding ... from all over the country is delicious. And we spent a week sampling our way down the Rhine and along the Romantic Road of Germany.

And then we spent a second week traveling through Vienna, on to Bratislava (that's Slovakia's capital city), then Prague and finished up in Karlovy Vary (the original spa town - it's what Calistoga wishes they were). We had a fantastic trip and I can't wait to tell you all about it. But for now, I'm still sorting through pictures and laundry. Piles of it since we also picked up one of the girls from summer camp. 

Yep, that's right. We dropped the kids at summer camp and promptly jumped on a flight to Europe. Last summer the house was just too quiet while they were away at camp, so the hubby and I decided to go away when they were away this year. Our first vacation alone in 12 years. I'll be back to blog about the travels, the stories and show you all the pictures.

12 comments:

JoJo said...

That is AWESOME! I've only been to London & Paris once on a school trip in the 80s. I should have made the time and spent the money to go again but I was so focused on moving to San Francisco that I never left NoCal when I had vacations. And when I lived in WA, I spent all my vacation time in Victoria. Did you ever visit the Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga? I went once...kind of underwhelming. The owner was a client of one of the lawyers in my office. She'd call us to let us know whenever it stopped erupting on schedule as that usually meant an earthquake was coming.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is amazing. And wonderful! I can't wait to hear more about his trip.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I'm so happy to hear you and your hubby had a wonderful kid free time! Europe is so romantic. That photo is amazing. One of my favorite things about travelling is sampling the beer and wine from the region. It must have been heavenly! I have enjoy your Instagram photos and can't wait to see more.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

As I have stated before, I so enjoyed your pics on Instagram/Facebook! So happy for you too! I do hate returning from a fabulous vacation...usually takes me 2-3 weeks to fall back into a routine!

Caron Michelle said...

Wow - what a view. Looks like it was a fantastic trip! Look forward to seeing more pics x

BeadedTail said...

Can't wait to hear and see more from your fabulous trip! Glad you're back though!

Jacquelineand.... said...

You definitely did the smart thing! Can't wait to see more of your photos and read all about your adventures!

Duni said...

Welcome back Cynthia! You certainly picked the right region to explore Germany :)The wine from the southern Rhine area counts as one of the best! And Prague is great too. The main square and architecure look similar to my mom's city Dresden, which is just across the border :)
Can't wait to read all about trip!

Bobbie said...

So glad you had a great time! Can't wait to pour a glass of Riesling and enjoy the stories and photos you share.

Claudia Aguilar said...

Nice, very nice :)

Memories for Life said...

What a stunning view! Vertical vineyards...wow! But fresh wine sounds amazing!

Natashalh said...

It sounds like such an amazing trip! We want to take a European trip, but it's pretty far away from Hawaii. We won't always be in HI, though, so we'll get to Europe on day. I look forward to seeing your photos!

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