I had a long and I mean long update all written and stupid thing is just gone. I just don't have the energy to write it all out. I'll sum it up.
Monday night we went on a Horse & Carriage ride around Garmisch. We saw some beautiful homes and learned which were newer and which were older. The driver was born and raised in Garmisch (lived his entire life there and my guess is he's in his 60's). He told us the paintings on the homes and buildings are not cheap. They often cost just for one picture between 20-30,000 euro's (you do the math, but the other day One American dollar bought .80 euro cents...so very expensive and this is for a painting, but they're beautiful!!!).
Tuesday we spent a good portion of our day swimming. We went downtown for lunch and a little shopping. It was a nice and relaxing day.
Wednesday we went to Partnach Gorge. I'd been there in August, the boys were in different programs so they didn't go there with me and Chad of course was in Iraq. Chad and Jacob loved it. Jack did not, it scared him. I think it was the rushing river and being so close to it and the darkness that we walked through so much. But he did really great. I think honestly it was prob. Chad's favorite thing we did during the week. Wednesday night, Jacob ended up getting really sick. Flu or food poisoning, not sure which, but it was a very long night for my sweet boy. :( We were up a lot, the last being at 4:30. He woke up Thursday morning feeling great though!
Thursday we went to Schloss Linderof (Linderof Castle). It's the only castle that King Ludwig lived in and there for was his favorite and is most who visit his castles, their favorites. The castle is nice, but it's the grounds that I love. Well when they're open and are blooming. It's November and I never thought of most of the grounds literally being closed off. It was a gorgous day Thursday (in the 60's!) but really the only thing we got to enjoy there was the castle and the pond. Chad still liked it and is looking forward to going back in the spring (most likely when my parents come). We went swimming in the evening and just over all had a great evening.
Friday Chad took the boys swimming at 7:30 am! I know, early! LOL We decided to head home Friday. We'd had a wonderful week, but ultimately we were tired and thought we'd go ahead and save a little money! :) The boys loved starting their day at the pool and hot tub! We had a good trip home. It was really nice to get home.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. :)