Monday, December 3, 2012

Visitors

Somewhere in the ballpark of oh, I don’t know…say…SEVEN MONTHS AGO we had some special visitors at our house.

I wanted to wait until they were home to write about it, you know, for safety reasons, and then I started to put a blog post together, got lost in sorting through the pictures and then never posted it.

Oh, the shame.

Anyway, last spring, my aunt and uncle came all the way from the US to spend their vacation with us.

So, what did we do?
Oh, lots and lots of things!

We toured all over Luxembourg and showed them what a great little country it is.

DSC_0480a

DSC_0482a

We even rode the Hop On, Hop Off tour bus.

DSC_0492a

DSC_0494a

And took a ride on the Pétrusse Express, a petit train touristique (little tourist train).  You can’t miss it.  Seriously, you can’t – it’s painted a bright lime green and travels at about 4 miles per hour around the city (I have no idea how many kilometers per hour that is) holding up and blocking all kinds of traffic.

P1020211

P1020210

We took Tinkerbelle to Vianden Castle for the afternoon…

DSC_0518a

…where we ate sandwiches out of the back of the car in the parking lot.
(How very American of us.)

DSC_0515a

P1020314

DSC_0522

DSC_0531

We took the high speed train to Paris.  Pictures from my cell phone are here.

P1010876

(Nice photo bomb, Shawn.)

We ran into a wee leetle problem when the subway line we needed was closed for the weekend, without signs or warnings.  Basically, the train stopped and everyone was told to please exit…

P1010879

But we managed.  About an hour and 2 miles on foot later, we made it to our hotel where we took pictures of each other out the window.

P1010947IMG_0809

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



We took a walking tour of the city with this chap as our guide. 
Loved his vest and socks.
(And skinny jeans.)
(And hair.)

P1010923

P1010939

Sometimes you do what it takes to entertain your kid.

untitled

We hung out at La Tour Eiffel…

P1010957

And did the obligatory tourist pose.  Oh, yes.  We did.

P1010955a

Hannah and I ran laps around the fountains.  Again, sometimes you do what it takes to entertain your kid.

P1010971

P1010983

We rode bikes…

P1010989

P1010997

Then we took a day trip to Trier, Germany and showed them Porta Nigra, a large Roman gate that was built around the year 200 A.D.  That’s one old gate, yo.

P1020362

P1020378

We couldn’t leave Trier without having a traditional German meal.

P1020383

We also did some this-is-our-real-life-not-just-a-vacation stuff.
Like grocery shopping and laughing about how many men hang out at the bar at the entrance of the store while their wives shop.

P1020258
And noting how the “USA” section really is not much more than a bunch of Old El Paso brand items. (That taste nothing like they actually do in the USA, by the way.)

P1010818

Dropping off/picking up Hannah at school…

P1020416

P1010858

…playing with her at the park…

P1010868

…and eating at our favorite Friday night spot.

IMG_0683

Before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye. 
Our time together in Luxembourg went way too fast.

P1020415

Thank you, Chris and Jerry for such a wonderful visit.  We loved having you.
(In fact, we all moped around for about a week after you left.)
But what a time we had!
You are the first of our family to see what our life is really like over here.

Let’s do it again, shall we?

2 comments:

  1. How fun! I always love when people come to visit, I feel like it gives me an excuse to finally be a tourist!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for your grateful informations, am working in Tourism Portal, so it will be helpful info for my works.

    ReplyDelete