Here's some pictures of when Chad was home. We went to Garmisch and while down there took a day trip to Innsbruck, Austria which is about 45 minutes away. When we got to Garmish on a Monday it was raining. That night as we were getting the boys ready for bed, we noticed it was snowing. Now this is Southern Germany and snow in April is most definately not unheard of, actually I think it's expected. What was unexpected was the amount of snow we recieved (about 18 inches!). The next morning is when we went to Innsbruck and when we entered Austria there was some snow, but then we came into rain again and it rained most the time we were there, but it was a beautiful city! I won't be able to get all the pictures that I took but I'll try to get a nice variety!
The boys sitting at the Throne at what turned out to be a Play Castle. They do re-enactments upstairs and downstairs they have video games, inline skating, tons of kiddie rides (like what you see outside stores in the states). We didn't play on anything downstairs, although we did decide if we'd take the boys there again and let them play sometime for a little while! The upstairs was really cool though, and outside when we drove up, we truly thought it was a real, wonderful preserved castle!
Typical German House...notice no snow!
This is the very next day, this is actually just outside of the play castle as we were driving up to it.
Jack,Chad,& Jacob at the resturant we ate at after we returned from Innsbruck. It was a GREAT resturant and we HIGLY recommend it. Great food, awesome atmosphere!
This is us the day we left the Resort we stayed at, it's a military lodge and resort and this is the boys and I third stay here and definately not the last. I'm thinking in the next 2 months we're going to take another trip down there if we can get reservations...anyways they have this HUGE, HUGE fire place. They have wonderful wooden rocking chairs to sit in and just enjoy the warmth of it and it's also a popular picture place. The crutches you see on the floor are not ours, but a sweet teenager who was sitting in front of the fire place and kindly moved back while we had our picture taken.
Chad and the boys outside of Edelweiss with the Bavarian Alps in the background...I LOVE the Mountains, this a favorite picture of mine!
Bavarian Alps...we could see people sking down the clearing!