Family visit day 1
Trip Start Sep 16, 2009
51Trip End Aug 18, 2010
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After planning their trip for weeks, Mom, Dad, and Peter flew to Europe to visit some great cities and also to visit me!! They flew into Paris for a frew days, drove south through Salsburg, Freiburg (black forest), down the Bodensee to Lindau, up the Romantic road to Rothensburg.
Mom and Dad and Peter drive to Regensburg to see me! They pulled up on my curb with a BMW rental car and I gave them a small tour of my apartment. Then we drove to the city and walk around to see the sights. Churches, the Dom, Porte Praetoriea (Roman guard tower), Steinbrucke, Wurstkuche, and all the beautiful streets and cafes. It was cold and rainy so we left after a quick lunch of wurst in the city.
Then we drove south to Dachau which is northwest of Munich. We hit some traffic and were unable to participate in a full tour of the facilities since it takes more than 2 ½ hours, so we wandered the grounds and saw half of the museum. It was a quiet and sad time, and the weather seemed to match the mood. I have been in the holocaust museum in DC but this was different, actually being on the location where so many horrible things happened, mostly mistreatment and humiliation of the prisoners. We stayed the night in the center of the Altstadt in Dachau in a small but adorable hotel. The town was small but we heard bells from the Maunday Thursday service all night. We ate dinner in the restaurant at the Hotel and had King Ludwig's beer. It was delicious!!