Eguisheim & Schwarzwald

Leaving Switzerland for a late afternoon at the Christmas market in France…

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Love the countryside here…

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(I also love construction!)

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Did they intentionally paint their houses in ROYGBV order?!

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In Eguisheim!

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After saying goodbye to Chris and Jacqueline, driving back into Germany…
(from the blackness of France, according to our GPS)

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Found a really cute brewery-guesthouse in the Black Forest!

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Brauerei Rogg’s winter brew…
(served with cinnamon on top!)

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Also their blue flaming rum shot… :P

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And bright pink floral suite.  :)

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Rainy Day!

A good board games day, but we did make it outside for a little walk with the dog (Monsieur Leon) in the Swiss/French countryside…

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Looking back at Rodorsdorf…

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Turn around, and there’s France!

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Wet but happy family :)

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Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone, from Switzerland!

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Making huevos rancheros… a Christmas morning “tradition” with the Roedel family!

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Lazing around… (also a tradition…)

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Our awesome tree!

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Gifts like these make me feel like a kid again.  :)

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Henning with his more adult “tour of Belgium” gift…  :)

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Henning eating a hen!

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Driving southwest from Munich to Rodorsdorf (Switzerland) – made a stop in Hohenschwangau to see the Neuschwanstein Castle.

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Hohenschwangau Castle (Schloss Hohenschwangau)

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The hiking path of ice… up to Neuschwanstein…

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Made it to the viewing bridge!

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..to the castle!…

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Made it to Chris and Jacqueline’s in Rodorsdorf for pasta with Christiane’s homemade pasta sauce and meatballs!

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Back to Basel

Back to the German-speaking world
(…and not understanding what’s going on around me…)

At least Santa is pretty universal!

Hen, Christiane and I took an afternoon walk to the St. Chrischona TV tower
on the eastern side of Basel (German border).

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While the tower itself is not exactly aesthetic,
the walk down had some nice views.

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