Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Gutentag! We just spent our first night in Germany and we woke up (quite early thanks to jet lag) feeling ready to go!

We first flew to DC and then embarked on the 7 hour overnight flight to Frankfurt. After settling down, Isabelle fell asleep on mom's lap, and Taylor kept sinking lower and lower in his seat until he was kneeling on the floor with his head on his seat...totally asleep for several hours. I wish we could have taken a picture, but I couldn't get to my camera!

They served breakfast right before we landed, but it was actually lunch time, and so we were pretty messed up timewise by the time we got to the hotel.

Walking through the Frankfurt airport, the kids were surprised that most signs were in German and English, and that most people we talked to spoke English. We were glad about that, because we had to find out where to go for the shuttle bus to the hotel.

We each took a nap and woke up starving. The Holiday Inn Express is outside of Frankfurt and we are surrounded by trees and fields. Down a tree lined path, there were two restaurants, an Italian one, and a German one. We decided that we should definitely have our first authentic German meal.
Isabelle stayed safe with chicken with spaetzle noodles. She liked the chicken, but "the noodles tasted like boiled potatoes and looked like soggy french fries"

Taylor: "I ordered my meal because it had the english words bread, butter and salad. The other words I didn't know, so it came out and it looked like stringy bologna and onions. There were blocks of butter on the lettuce and the bread was hard like jerkey. The funny thing was that it was called "Wurstsalat" and I think it was the "worst salad" I have ever had!"

Danny had delicious schnitzel and mom had yummy bratwurst, both served over potato salad. There was plenty of food to go around and we enjoyed the quaint german restaurant and walked back to our hotel in the rain!


Michelle and Andrew said...

wurstsalat! hahaha did you force it down with some dirty choke???

gamine said...

So much fun! What a great adventure for you all. I wish I was with you, but I can't wait to read all about everything here.

love love love love (one for each of you!)

Ali Pyper said...

How fun! I'm so glad you're sharing your trip.

Anonymous said...

Have a great time!

Chad said...

Glad you are safe and having fun! We will enjoy reading all about your adventures in Europe.

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