Farmer John is a farmer at heart and home, but his day job is a 9-5. He had meetings in Germany for a week. The stars aligned and the kids & I were able to go with him. We book ended Germany with short stays in Italy and France.
The last city on our European vacation was Paris. ♥
Exploring Paris: Day 2
There are so many intriguing places to visit in Paris. We narrowed it down to a few must-do’s, put on our walkin’ shoes, and headed out for the day. We squeezed as much as we possibly could into our last day of vacation. First stop… Notre Dame Cathedral.
Exploring Paris: Day 1
After arriving in Paris we had a few hours left in the day to explore. The Louvre wasn’t too far from our hotel, so we chose to go there.
Exploring Nuremberg: Zoo, Folk Fest, and Rally Grounds
Twice, the kids and I, ventured away from Old Town and explored an area in eastern Nuremberg. Europe has so many wonderful historical buildings, monuments and museums. As much as I love exploring all those places and want my kids to have exposure to it, I also understand my kids are kids. I want them to have just plain fun and not remember our trip
Exploring Nuremberg: Day Trip to Munich
During our stay in Nuremberg, we took one day trip outside the city. We got up early, walked across the street to the train station, and headed towards Munich.
Exploring Nuremberg: Old Town
Our hotel in Nuremberg was located right outside the Altstadt, or Old Town, walls. So while the hubby was working, the kids and I spent a lot of time within those medieval walls wondering the cobblestone streets.
We booked our train travel from Italy to Germany through the Deutsche Bahn. The train we took left Venice at 1:35pm and arrived in Munich about 8:20pm. Once in Munich we switched trains and pulled into Nuremberg about 10:45 that night. The entire trip was about 9 hours, but we traveled through the Alps so it was scenic and beautiful. John was going to Nuremberg
Black Copper Marans
We have had Black Copper Marans for a few years. They are not my favorite breed. However, they do have a place in our flock. We breed our Marans based on the French standard, as well as the APA, which means they have feathered shanks and toes.
Exploring Venice: St Mark’s Square
A couple times while in Venice we visited St. Mark’s Square. It was fabulous, still filled with old world charm.