Guten morgen

We returned from Germany last night around 10 p.m. after getting on planes roughly around 7 a.m. U.S. time. It wasn't too bad… it could have been worse. :-p We made our last flight, which I doubted greatly. But here's a summary of the trip:

Thursday, Oct. 4
Arrival, get authorization passes and hotel
Friday, Oct. 5
Oktoberfest in Munich
Saturday, Oct. 6
Heidelberg castle
Sunday, Oct. 7
Hohenzollern and Lichtenstein castles
Monday, Oct. 8
Shopping in Stuttgart
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Ulm (monastery, libraries, and cathedrals)
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Rothenberg ob der Tauber (medieval city with shopping and criminal/torture museum)
Thursday, Oct. 11
Hanau on the Fairy Tale Road
Friday, Oct. 12
Shopping in Heidelberg
Saturday, Oct. 13
Departure, lots of flying

Germany was great! I love their recycling, which is mandatory or else you are fined (that's how it should be!), and it's still rolling hills with lots of forests and small towns nestled at the foot of each hill. Of course, Herr's favorite is the public transportation, but we drove most places (my brother rented a six seat Mercedes). Taxes are already calculated into prices (thank you!), food is healthy (even McDonalds and its McDonalds Cafe, weird…), ice cream is AWESOME… a good deal of the population could speak some English too, but Herr helped a lot with his German. 🙂

We both don't feel good today (I was dehydrated and terribly bloated from airplane food, ick), so we'll see how far we get. Lots of cleaning to do, unpacking, groceries, pictures… I'll post a link when I get up some photos (a few need touching up because of a lot of sunlight and odd visibility problems…). Off to get more apple cider.