Tuesday, August 8, 2006

I'm back

Wow I can't believe it's been a week and a half since I last updated! This past weekend the boys and I went to Edelweiss in Garmish for a chapel retreat. The sessions were great. Our speaker was Ian White he's a Christian Singer/Song Writer...I highly recommend getting any and all his cd's. He's put to music many of the Psalms!! He's also written many originals and has an AWESOME Children's cd! I bought 3 cd's this weekend and plan on buying the rest of them over time! You can het them at: http://www.littlemistymusic.com

Saturday I went on a hike initially it was only supposed to through Partnach Gorge (to get to it, you go through the Olympic Stadium for Ski Jumping! The first of the 2 ski jumps they have there was built for the 1926 Olympics and the 2nd was there in time for the 1972 ones!!) We walked through the beautiful gorge, then because I was with these very in shape, hike loving crazy people they decided they wanted a more "interesting" walk back...so we hiked up the mountain! Ok just so you know, this mountain is part of the Bavarian ALPS! So I've officially hiked in the Alps. I thought I was going to die, I really did. It was hard to catch my breath with the air getting thinner...but I had great support from the friends I was with and they encouraged me and supported me and I made it!

On Sunday after we checked out of the resort the boys and I went to Linderof Castle. It's one of the 3 castles that King Ludwig built. He's the King who had Neuschwanstein built (well it was never finished on the inside since he mysteriously died before it was fnished), but for those who don't know that's the castle that Walt Disney saw and was inspired by and created the Princess/Sleeping Beauty Castle from. Linderof is the only castle (it's actually so small that the King didn't consider it a castle, but called it his Villa) one he actually lived in and was completed. It's small. I have no doubt a good amount of American's have homes bigger than this castle. Granted they don't have all the crystal, gold, etc in them....but sq ft wise! The grounds though were amazing. So beautiful!

I'm including pictures!


scotthlori said...

Wow ... was it chilly there?  I notice your boys had on hooded sweatshirts.  Great pics!


fairylaura said...

Ohhh how cool!!! The pics are cool too!!! Sorry I've been MIA, but I'm back online! ;)


lv2trnscrb said...

I love looking at the pictures of Germany; so neat all the memories you are making there!

I'm going to check out Ian White; never heard of him but I love the book of Psalms so I'm sure I will enjoy his music very much; thanks

so glad you updated your journal, but more importantly, so glad things are going good and you are able to go out and enjoy some outings like this


deshelestraci said...

Looks like your weather is much nicer than ours.  I am sick of over 90 temps and 97% humidity!  Makes me nuts.
Glad you had a wonderful time.  The castles sound amazing.

sangrialel said...

I am so glad your back, we miss you when your gone.  Linda

trickeytricky said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are back, you were missed. :-D

I am also glad you didn't die on your little hike. LOL. That trip sounded like it was a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun also! Go you go!

Loved the pictures. Take care!

Oh and did you say your husband was from Cincinnati?

Amanda :)

tpiez4me said...

Wow!  What a great trip and pictures too!  Thanks for sharing!