This morning, we ladies are traveling to a beautiful town in the Alps, Oberammergau! We are taking Grandma to see some castles down there.
The drive is only about 1.5 hours. Lea had the camera for a bit:
We went to Schloss Linderhof first. This is a castle that once belonged to King Ludwig II of Bavaria. This was the only castle of his that was finished and he lived here for 7 or 8 years. It was in 1860/1870 something. (Dates are getting fuzzy.) The amazing thing is, over here, this is not even old!!
It was very snowy and slippery. We 3 younger women fell down! Thank God Grandma didn't. The snow is annoying and cold, but WOW the beauty it adds!!!
|Yes, we had to walk up these and they weren't even cleared. Germany....where is your salt???|
|Garden gnome? We didn't buy this one.|
|Those German dogs are SO well behaved! No leashes. Still stay by their people!|
|Why bring your dog to a castle? I don't know. But they were cute.|
|Notice Lainie's hot chocolate. In a few minutes, she fell AGAIN and spilled it down her own back! How? I don't know.|
|The gardens here at Linderhof are so beautiful in season. This arbor walk is covered with green vines! But still quite lovely in the snow, don't you think?|
|An American serviceman from Cali stationed here took this one|
Linderhof Palace tour
You can see some good pics on the link above!
|A little bit of snow here in the Alps!!|
|Lea has a hot chocolate mustache|
|Soup for Lainie|
|Salad for Lainie...typical German salad. Salad on top of pickled veggies: shredded carrots and cabbage.|
|Grandma had the traditional Schweinebraten (roast pork) with Knoedel (dumpling) She didn't love it.|
|Lea had Wienerschnitzel and fries, not sure why they are on separate plates???|
|3 plates for me. Why? I don't know this either. Delicious chicken with noodles and veggies with gravy.|
|There was a bed up there and a full bath!|
|Grandma and I got the pull out couch. It was actually very comfy! Notice the window and blinds behind the couch/bed. They will be mentioned later.|
|Our view...hard to see, but there is an ALP out there!!!|
|The downstairs bathroom included a nice shower. I took this pic from inside the shower. The camera is on the toilet. Yes, the toilet is IN THE SHOWER.|
We walked around and went in the charming little shops. Oberammergau is known for it's Passion Play and for it's woodcarvings. The play is only every 10 years I think, but the woodcarvings are always there!
|Our hotel, the Alte Post|
|Woodcarving shop...beautifully painted!|
|Hotel from farther back. Hi Lea!|
|My babies in the Alps|
|Wow, what a deal!|
|A tiny part of one of the woodcarving shops. Nativity scenes are very popular.|
|I love that mountain peak! There is a cross up there, see it?|
|How about now? Stunning view.|
|Imagine in the summer....|
|The view from our room when it cleared up a bit, not great, but hey, it's mountains!|
|I had potato bacon soup. Delish!!!!|
|Lainie's creamy tomato soup|
And here is what she got:
|An exact match!!!|
We read books and relaxed in our cool room.
What a great day! It was great to get away, just us girls. We really had fun and made such great memories!! Tomorrow will be another good day :)