What is a vacation? Really. When I think about it it consist of sleeping in, eating good food, seeing beautiful places, and most importantly, spending time with the ones you love most. Even though our little jaunt out of the country was cancelled, staying home was just what the doctor ordered. It's funny when we have a free day we automatically feel like we need to fill it. But it turns out that sometimes the best way to enjoy your free time is by doing nothing. Z has been working hard this year, on several different projects as well as perfecting his new language. The time spent at home with our two furry dogs was priceless.
We filled our time by exploring the beauty immediately around us (why do we need to travel... we live in Germany after all) using our new grill, eating, reading, and napping... best. vacation. ever.
Some of our favorites from this week were...
Dog friendly palaces
Large, slow moving rivers, perfect for doggy bathing
Ponies, of course
A Knight's castle, complete with moat and draw bridge
Endless yellow pastures, and sunlit forests
Drool worthy estates
Surprise birthday cake from our lovely neighbors