Monday, March 5, 2012

Freiburg im Breisgau - Our favorite city

For Luke's birthday we made the 2 hour drive up to Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany. We've been here twice before and we absolutely love this city! They have a great city center, cheap food and a fun atmosphere. We stayed right downtown next to the Munster. It was Lily's first trip away from home and she did pretty good. 

Jack and Lily in his sleeping tent at the hotel
The first day of our trip we spent shopping at the cheap stores and stocking up on baby items and arts and crafts. Then we went to our favorite Thai restaurant for Luke's birthday and afterwards we stopped by a local Mexican restaurant and I got a margarita.

The second day we were able to walk around Freiburg and enjoy the city.
Lily taking it all in

Outside the Munster
We were lucky enough to go to the local market where we stocked up on several hand made toys for Jack and Lily.

We went back to the mexican restaurant for lunch and had fajitas. They were fabulous! I can't even begin to describe how much I miss good mexican food! After lunch we took Jack and Lily to a nearby water park. 

Lily tuckered out before we even started swimming
 Everyone had a blast!
Fun in the water
This was Lily's 2nd time at a water park and she loved it!

Sleeping beauty
Jack spent hours on these slides

After the water park we went back to the Thai restaurant again. The kids were really tired so we took the food back to the hotel to eat. It was a good thing too, because as soon as we walked in our room Jack ran to the bathroom and started throwing up. He threw up several times over the next few hours. At one point as he was throwing up he turned to Luke and said "I'll be okay daddy." He can be so sweet. 

On our last day we spent a few hours walking around the town again

Then we headed home and stopped at an indoor play place so Jack could run around for a while.
This was a dinosaur that closes its mouth when you climb in
The place was amazing and they encouraged the parents to play as well so Luke and I had a great time too. Jack's favorite area was this big volcano dome that you could climb up and take a slide down. It's hard to see in the picture below, but the green and blue stripes to the left are a portion of the volcano that you could climb up and then you can see the huge silver slide that you can take down. Climbing up that thing over and over for several hours was a great workout!

It was a great trip and I have officially ate enough Thai food to last us until Luke's next birthday. It wasn't too difficult traveling with a baby so I'm excited to start planning more trips for the four of us!

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