Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Weekend Snapshots: Munich, Nuremberg Volkfest, and Friends!

What is today? Tuesday? I am in perpetual weekend mode and switching gears is not going to be easy. 

I'm sitting here in my too-quiet house after saying goodbye to our dear friends who spent a long weekend with us before galavanting off to Venice for the rest of their Euro-vacay. I always get in a "goodbye slump" after visitors leave, and today the weather matches my mood. It's appropriately dark and dreary and, for once, I am ok with that. The house is suddenly too big and too quiet and too lonely. Olive lays at my feet sleeping (snoring) for probably the first time in 3 days. Her little mind just exploded when she realized there were MORE PEOPLE in the house and she's been over-excited and a little bit terrible ever since. I can relate to that, except I did manage to get some sleep and I still behaved myself and adhered to the house rules. For the most part.

It is just SUCH a treat to have dear friends, familiar faces, people we LOVE with us for a few days...I tried to soak up every minute of it. And OH was it fun!

Here's some snapshots of our weekend with Meghan and Joe...
We spent a day in Munich, ate and drank at the famous Hofbrauhaus and saw some sights.
Then we headed to the Volksfest in Nuremberg (so fun) and finally ended up back in our little town. 

GIANT beers at the Hofbrauhaus


Munich


I think it's pretty important to note that I am beating Zach in the go-cart race.

New favorite beverage. Half wheat beer, half Coke. Seriously. Don't even knock it until you've tried it. Delicious nectar. Downright dangerous.
View from the ferris wheel. The Volkfest is held at the old Nazi Party Rally Grounds

We laughed, played games, drank beer, ate a LOT of German food, did the tourist thing, stayed up too late, and just generally enjoyed every minute with Meghan and Joe. We're so thankful for friends like them and so thrilled they chose to spend some of their vacation with us. 
  


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