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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Germay: How we kept entertained...

We were in Germany for two weeks and we had a few little kiddies to haul around and keep occupied. Not an easy task, let me tell you! Here's most of what we did on our trip.....

Thankfully, Ty brought his computer and along with it some of his games. He, of course, started playing Warcraft 3. To pleasure of the parents the boys rallied around it like it was the coolest thing since regular milk (ours wasn't all that amazing). They each took turns and Ty taught them the ropes. Here's a picture of my nephew Troy. He's like a Video Game Prodigy or something.
Ty can't believe the kids just beat his score. Lol. Either that or they broke his computer.

This is the little toaster/convectional oven we had in the apartment. This was the only way to heat things up other than the stove. There's two little lasagnas in there. It was kinda rough not having at least a microwave, but we made due.
We played lots of games while we were there. Lots and lots of games. :)
After awhile, in the apartment, things started to get a little weird.
We decided to head over to Triberg ("Treeberg"), to see the lights and the Waterfall show.
This video isn't all that great, but you can see a man holding and tossing around "fire sticks". I wish my camera would have worked better for this because it really was pretty cool.
You can see the waterfall, at one point when the light flashes on it. Oh yeah, and the guy holding the sticks with fire is standing on a bridge over the waterfall and is totally bare on top. We were bundled as well as could possibly be, but were completely freezing. I hope that fire kept him plenty warm. If you would like to see a better video of this guy's show, check out this link. Incidentally, Triberg's waterfall is the largest in all of Germany.

There were so many things we didn't see that night, since we got there kinda late. So we decided to go back for a day and see what else there was to offer.
My Dad was really excited to see the Brett Family Singers. If you watch BYU-TV then you might have seen them before. My parents actually met them when they went to church. The church there is still small and growing, so they only have one ward for a very big area. They were both very surprised to meet other Americans there. Papa Brett went on his mission to Hamburg and spoke very good German.
Mama Brett had gotten very sick and was in the hospital the day before (Sunday) this performance and didn't want to risk being outside in the cold. VERY understandable.

After their "outdoor show", we cuddled up next to the fire they had just down from the amphitheater.

Where we ran into the missionaries. Haha, this picture says so much about each personality.
After a bit of walking around, and window shopping, we went to the Brett Family's indoor show. It was interesting to see how popular they were there. Just FYI, yes Briahna has a brace and cast on her leg. I believe she actually injured it while on this trip.
If you would like to see more of what we saw, go to this link. This is actually a professional video, but it's crazy to see those things and think I could have been in the video because we were so close to those things that were going on. Here's a link to the Brett Family's site if you'd like to take a gander.

Moving right along on the excursion. My grandparents took us (i.e. showed us the way) to Switzerland, where my brother and dad almost got their fingers bit off by the birds.

On New Year's, we went crazy with fireworks.

Next we saw, probably the hugest, Advent Calendar in the world.

Which was right next to the castle, Schloss Sigmaringen.
This was the closest we got to taking pictures inside.
Okay, so I was still outside. Ty was actually "inside" the castle in his picture.

We were not aloud to take flash photography because it ruins the the paintings they have inside.

So many things to do and yet so little time....but there are definitely more pictures to show you.....

1 comment:

  1. 2 words...NO FAIR!!! Come on you know you could have fit me in your suitcase!!! Looks like a blast!!!!


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