We had a wonderful time this past 4 day weekend.
After much deliberation, we decided to head down south-west towards the Ramstein area of Germany.
Here's what we did:
We stayed in Mannheim (at an army post hotel) and used that as our jumping off spot.
On Friday we checked into our hotel in Mannheim and headed straight on to Ramstein, it was only about 40 minutes out.
We ate at Chili's! YUM! Skillet queso...fajitas...paradise pie! ...oh man was it delicious!
We checked out there super huge mall...and tried to look at cars (we are in the market for a new/used family car)
Saturday...we picked up Jon's ol' corp buddy Kerri who lives in Saarbrucken (a German town right on the border of France) and headed to Strasbourg, France! YAY! It was lots of fun.
Kerri had been there before so she showed us where to go and what to see...
This hugely tall amazing cathedral..
LePetit...a typical 16th century picturesque French village
Sunday...we found a great indoor schwimbad (swimming facility with lots of pools, saunas..etc)..Noah had a blast and we both thought it was the icing on the cake for the whole weekend.
Monday we drove home..but stopped in at the Heidelberg castle on the way.
It was a great short family vacation. :)