This morning we were awoken by the sound of a giant snowblower cleaning up the parking lot. We got a LOT of snow overnight!
|When I parked here yesterday, it was cleared off!|
|Semmel (roll), lunch meats, cheeses, fruit, yogurt, soft boiled egg (ew.) And cake! For breakfast! Yay!|
|There it is, up in the Alps!|
|Is it cold, Lainie?|
|View from inside the castle|
It was a lot of steps! A lot! But it's a very beautiful, ornate building. We all enjoyed the tour! (Although this was my 3rd time being in here....'05, '08 and now....and I always seem to get the worst English speaking tour guides! Most Germans speak English very well, but they don't work here!)
They have a model of the castle, it's cool. This castle was never finished as Kind Ludwig died before it was done. 6 weeks later it was opened to the public for tours.
Lea took a little tumble down a couple of stairs outside and got a bit of a boo-boo. Icy out here!!! (She was fine, just a scrape.)
We took the carriage ride back down. Then we drove on home! I'm sure Brad missed us and was very lonely.
We weren't home very long when Karen called and we decided to eat out with them. Udo was still out of town so Brad was on his own with us girls, LOL! At least he had Christoph. We went to a place that our friend/neighbor Johanna recommended called Kaelberhalle. It is located inside an Augsburg microbrewery called Hasen Braeu. (Put an umlaut on that a! Darn English keyboard.) The building actually used to be a slaughterhouse. Not a pleasant thought but it is a really cool building. Lainie's friend Emma came with us!
|Beer needs a humidor? Who knew?|
|Our waiter, Flo, who it turns out lives on Emma's street and is our neighbor!! He was funny. See his Lederhosen?|
|Some beer bottling thingy|
|It's a huge building, very high ceilings.|
|Karen and Grandma had steak with roasted onions, Kaesespaetzle and veggies|
|My "Small portion" of schnitzel! Ha, it was HUGE!!!|
|A pizza-type flatbread...this was Brad's|
|And this was Lea's|
|Lea had gingerbread flavored ice cream for dessert|
|We got 2 of these for everyone. It's called Kaiserschmarrn. It's just a big pancake! Karen says it's usually deep fried, which would have been good, too.|
|Christoph and his house of coasters|
|Lea enjoying the view from the balcony|