The Europeans may reconsider including breakfast with accommodations after our trip.  The people I travel with LOVE their breakfast and can put a dent in the buffet line!  Off we go for another train ride and two bus rides which place us in a beautiful mountain range in the Black Forest.  Today's hike will be up above 4000 feet on the slopes which serve as a ski resort in the winter.  

The four and seven year old boys are troopers---except the little man spends some time riding backs on the way up the mountain.  

The prize you win for making the climb is a natural observatory with an incredible view.  The REAL bonus for the day---HELLO, SUNSHINE!

And--BLOW WIND BLOW!  A pause to take in the beauty and we are back down the mountain---by a different route.

Which takes us directly by a snow field.  I might have been guilty of a throw and run!

German boys--like boys everywhere---love each other fiercely---as in we get along great until someone throws a punch.

The reward for making the climb was delicious apple strudel and cream.

We finish the day with a delicious good bye dinner at the hotel restaurant.

I leave you with this one unique feature of Freiburg-

The Bachle---streams running from the mountains and directed to the sides of the streets throughout the city.  

3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
John 1:3


  1. Wonderful photos as ever, Lulu. I really like the idea of channels in the street to take away the water from the mountains. That should make people drive carefully, I would think.

    God bless.

    1. Very little driving on the cobblestone streets, Victor. The channels were all on the edge of the street and the water sounded like a rolling stream. I have never seen anything like it!

  2. Wondering how in the world I missed this post yesterday, needless to say....I have been enjoying the photos/trip...correction, we have been enjoying them. smiles

    1. It was late getting posted--could be the writer was slacking!
      Blessings, Friend!


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