On Saturday we packed a few snacks, a bag full of diapers and wipes, along with other super fun and exciting stuff, and headed to Rothenberg. It is a little under 2 hours away. Jeff hates driving places, and really hates going places. I have to practically drag him everywhere. But then, we get there and he gets all googly eyed and excited and posts like 9 pictures on instagram. When we were halfway there he was like "I don't want to go anymore" ....uhm ok, too late.
We got there and parked in Parking lot 5 (for those of you who want to go soon and don't know where to park.) Some random german lady came up to us right as we were about to buy a parking pass and gave us a day pass for the parking lot. That was the moment that we realized neither of us knew how to say "yes" in german. So we just nodded our heads vigorously....like illiterate fools.
Come to find out, it's just "ja" (pronounced "yaww") so we kinda did know it, just not when we were put on the spot. We are lucky we don't get stoned by the germans. We so suck at their language.
There was a volksfest right in the middle of the marktplatz (which is just like the town square, almost every european city has them). Jane was delighted! Which means we were delighted. ESPECIALLY when we saw this candy stand. Jeff and I each got a bag and filled it up quite generously. So bad. But so good.
Jane rode both of these rides and thoroughly enjoyed both of them. It is so fun to watch her little face light up and is so hard to tell her no when she asks to ride over and over again. (because it costs about $3 per ride and I don't want her to turn into that spoiled girl from Willie Wonka)
^^ inside the store, I later found out pictures weren't allowed but I took this before I knew that so...its fine.
^^ jane was looking at the ground the whole time, searching diligently for anything remotely resembling a puddle. And every time she found a "puddle" she would jump. Rarely was it even enough water to make a splash, but she was satisfied ;)
Classic Jane. Scowling (hardcore) one minute, and erupting in laughter the next. This was taken during a particularly successful game of cut the pickle, tickle tickle!!
.If you ask my mom, she will vouch for me when I say I've watched Beauty and the Beast more than any other movie in the world. So she may be the only person who understands how happy it makes me to explore little towns that remind me of the town that Belle dances and sings through with her nose in a book. I was just waiting for a weird old lady to pop out of a window and whine "I NEED 6 EGGS!" (that's too expensive!) We even found an american couple to take our picture (instead of the usual family selfie). Love it when that happens!
We both said this was our new favorite town in Germany. (But I say that every time...) We all had tired legs and happy hearts by the time we were driving home- a day well spent!