Europa Park!

Europa Park is about halfway between Cologne and where we stay in Italy, so we figured it would be a fun place to stop for a day and break the trip up. We figured right- we had a blast! This place is probably the closest thing there is to Disneyland in Germany, only smaller and […]

Gertrudenhof (post #1)

Once we were unpacked from our October vacation in Italy, Halloween was only a few weeks away. We decided we needed a dose of Autumn and some pumpkins to carve for Halloween. We checked out a new place, Gertrudenhof. It’s a farm just outside of Köln that sells pumpkins, flowers, produce and other food goods. […]


Bubenheim is an AMAZING mostly outdoor kid’s paradise. It’s about a 35 minute drive from Köln and super cheap (I think we paid about 6 euros per child for all day play!). These pics are from a few different visits this summer. One of the visits was with our friend Isaac and his two daughters […]

Bavarian Post #2- Exploring Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Bavaria is a very picturesque and traditional part of Germany. It’s famous for it’s Lüftlmalerei- painted houses usually depicting religious scenes or themes. There are also lots of Fachwerkhäuser- half timbered houses. It is a very Catholic and traditional region. To the point that my usually “anything goes!” husband wouldn’t let our girls walk barefoot […]