Bye for Now, Europe!

Today’s destination – the Munich Airport!  Back where we started!

Here’s a general summary of our last two weeks. :)

Europe 2013 Road Map
Some things I’ll miss…

The countryside!!

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Solar panels in the countryside!!
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Church towers at the center of every town!!

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The cranes!! The construction!

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A couple shots from our very long flight home…

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All the white is snow!!!

Tomorrow we return to true Daily Shorties.  Woohoo!

-S

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Ravensburg to Grossgmain

Waking up in the Black Forest (Germany)!

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Personal breakfast set-up!

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On the road toward Salzburg (Austria)!

Train bridges!

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Detour to Ravensburg (home of Ravensburger Puzzles)!

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Accidentally ended up at the closed Ravensburg-land… oops!

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Finally found the town!
So many towers!

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THE tower?

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Found the puzzles!

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That’s a 32,000 piece puzzle…!

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Stopped for “coffee,” and ended up eating a full meal…

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Vegetable curry!!!

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Got a little distracted by the playground while walking back to the car…

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Back on the road—headed toward Salzburg!

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Alps!

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Stopping for the night in Großgmain, a tiny town 45 minutes from Salzburg.

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Happy campers in Hotel Vötterl!

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-S

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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-S

Dubrovnik

We woke up this morning off the coast of Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Yes, it is as beautiful as we’ve heard it would be…!

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Henning and I went on a morning bike ride in the Konavle region (~south east tip of Croatia)… it was a true treat.

Our biking guide Anna…

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…fresh water and some old mills…

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…wine country…

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…Franciscan monastery…

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…our bike group…

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…looking toward the Montenegro border…

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…wandering the streets of Old Town Dubrovnik…

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…lunch with the Louies overlooking the water…

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My parents and Auntie Yuen were able to visit the nearby island of Lokrum, which is a nature reserve.

For those interested in bridges…

…back in Old Town…

-S