Germany - MANHEIM

Our next stop was Manheim.  We didn't do a lot here but stopped and shopped for the day. Oh and went to the Christmas Market! 

 Thanks to Jorg we had our trusty little GPS... we named her...

Germany - NUESTADT

Stop two was NUESTADT! Its a small town next to my home town!

I went to this fountain as a kid.., LOTS of fun memories with my sister playing in the water in the summer.

 The fountain has all sorts of statues.. Gabe wasn't impressed. :)
 We sued to play in this playground as a kid and it always smelled like pee... 15 years later... same foul smell..
 Here we went to our first Christmas Market! Yum.. Kinderpunch!

 In the small towns I love all the old lamps and streets
 A resteraunt I used to go to as a kid.  Kochloeffel -> Cooking Spoon

The Castle inNuestadt :)


after we spent some time with Saskia and her family we started our road trip.  The first stop: LAMBRECHT - this is where I grew up.  Its a tine town barely on the map.  Home Sweet Home! 


We stayed in a sweet little pension.  Its like a bed and breakfast attached to peoples homes

 Our bedroom..and midnight Snack?!
This is my first place of dwelling :)

 Here you can see the town.. it lays between 4 mountains.

 The church. Every town has a Church right in the middle.
 Wood factory and the old Castle. (with the flag on top)
 The soccer field! :)
 A street sign Gabe and I thought was HILARIOUSNESS!!! CAUTION FROGS!

 We spent my 26th Birthday there.  It was really neat!
Our dinner on my Birthday!

And of course Dessert!!!

 on the main street you drive along this wall.. it has a bunch of carved out spaces.. but one has stairs.. as a kid I was too scared to go up these.. my older sister and her friends would loose me here so I wouldn't be a tag a long :)
and guess what? It leads up to the Train Tracks... :)

Meet Mark!

Sunshine brought her man around for us to meet!!!  MEET ---->  MARK
While they were here we took some engagement pictures. :) 

Saskias Visit with her Parents

 Saskia and her parents came to visit! We had LOTS and LOTS of activities planned. 

 Saskia with my Jayda
 Saskia with Maddie

We spent time with the family and then during the day sent Saskia and her parents to the Aquarium while I was finishing up at work
Jorg and Kristen
 We went to Texas Roadhouse. YUM! Notice the fat meat slabs behind us.
 We went walking downtown.

Ain't my hubby cute!?!?

We also went to the Shooting Range.


 Saskia and her mom

We had a bonfire one night :) No Visit is complete without one!
Jorg and Kristen

Its  all fun and games ...
 Jorg, Me, Tyana, Shawn
 All of us except Tynan (he was taking picture)
 until Shawn burns himself....
Saskias "Parents"

We also went to the Rodeo, a High School Football Game and San Antonio.  :)