Thursday, June 6, 2013

a trip to Germany

This past spring, I went to visit my family in Germany on the occasion of my mother's 75th birthday.

I want to spend a few days showing you some pictures.

On my first day there, we went to the Kreuzberg  and yes there was still snow on March 27th. This is the mountain where I learned how to ski from my dad when I was 4 years old.

 Kreuzberg is also a Franciscan monastery where every year thousands make pilgrimages.

Franciscan monks have been brewing beer here for 275 years.
This is the inn where I remember having lunch as a kid between ski runs. The skis would lean against this window in the court yard.

Of course we stopped to have lunch as well!

Then we went for a walk through the woods, to the summit.

Back to the car and off to a lovely cafe where we indulged again...or at least my dad did (my mom and I always bring a gluten-free snack).

 And I couldn't have asked for a better first day back home!


  1. Beautiful photos. I have some carved figurines from my folks that remind me of these photos. They're small, but beautiful.

  2. Beautiful pictures! And what a treat to get to see a little of your roots, in place and people. What a beautiful post.


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