After a super delayed, extra long overnight Christmas Eve flight, I have successfully made it to Deutschland! Trip literally scooped me up at the airport and took me straight to a castle where we took this lovely photo!
Things got a bit tangled up!
... and then the breeze picked up, so the letters were getting all flipped around and finally the wind blew the whole darn thing away! We ended up finding the "Merry" tied to a banister and the "Christmas" ended up in the castle moat, so Tripper rescued it and we tried the photo again in a new location, but just as we got set to take one last shot, it started to rain and we started laughing and were afraid that the tripod was going to blow away. I guess it just wasn't meant to happen!
In any case, here are a few snaps from Schloss Heidelberg: a castle that was once inhabited by many many fancy people, but has since been struck by lightning multiple times and is partly falling to ruins. It was lovely to get out and climb around and be outside and when we found ourselves at the top of the hill, in the rain, we were epically lucky to seek shelter in a fancy tent at a Weihnachtsmarkt where we drank steaming mugs of hot chocolate with cream.
And when all of that was said and done, we got to hop on the autobahn, speed home, and eat mac'n'cheese out of the pot with wooden spoons while watching Elf, opening presents, and snuggling. All in all, it was a lovely Christmas!
Our fancy tree and our family: Yeti Hammersmith, age 1 and Little BigFoot, age 4 days!