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.
We even rode the Hop On, Hop Off tour bus.
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.
We took Tinkerbelle to Vianden Castle for the afternoon…
…where we ate sandwiches out of the back of the car in the parking lot.
(How very American of us.)
We took the high speed train to Paris. Pictures from my cell phone are here.
(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…
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.
We took a walking tour of the city with this chap as our guide.
Loved his vest and socks.
(And skinny jeans.)
Sometimes you do what it takes to entertain your kid.
We hung out at La Tour Eiffel…
And did the obligatory tourist pose. Oh, yes. We did.
Hannah and I ran laps around the fountains. Again, sometimes you do what it takes to entertain your kid.
We rode bikes…
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.
We couldn’t leave Trier without having a traditional German meal.
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.
Dropping off/picking up Hannah at school…
…playing with her at the park…
…and eating at our favorite Friday night spot.
Before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye.
Our time together in Luxembourg went way too fast.
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?