Final Day in Munich

Our last day in Munich started with us cooking breakfast in the Guest Kitchen. This was such a fun feature of our hotel! We were all ready for a break from bread so we had scrambled eggs, kartofulpoffer, fresh berries and juice. It was protein heaven for our carb soaked bodies. We stopped to show…

Neuschwanstein and Highline 179

Unbeknownst to us, Monday, Jan 6th was the Bavarian holiday of Epiphany. This meant that once again, grocery stores and shops were closed for the day. This didn’t throw too big a wrench into our plans—we ate breakfast at the hotel and snuck some sandwiches to eat for lunch later. We called them our pocket…

Spy Museum and Mauer Park Fleamarket

Saturday we took the kids to the Deutsches Spionage Museum. This was pretty fun, and would have been even more fun if it wasn’t so crowded. The two run away hits were the lie detector test and the laser maze. Then the kids all dressed up as spies for some pictures. We had planned on…

Tagging the Berlin Wall and Spreewald

Jan 2 was one of my favorite days of the trip. We got breakfast and lunch food at REWE and then all met up at a spray paint shop called Writer’s Corner. Nat and I got a little lost along the way when we had to stop to take care of Simon but eventually we…

First Day of 2020 in Berlin

Jan 1, 2020 was our day to explore Berlin. We slept in and let the kids play together all morning. The city was pretty quiet, with most stores and shops being closed down for the holiday. We started in the picturesque Nicholaiviertel and made our way to Berliner Dom. Rusty and Josh, my parents and…

NYE in Berlin

The last day of 2019 had us on the road to Berlin. After a quick stop to drop stuff at the adult hotel we arrived at Carlie’s around 4:00pm. The reunion was awesome. The kids were so excited and happy to be all together again. They all hadn’t seen each other since before Car and…

Winter Trip Munich/Salzburg

Usually I do my trip posts day by day.  But, this time I’m condensing into 3.  Munich/Salzburg, Berlin, Neuschwanstein/Munich. I wrote all the entries on the plane home. I’m going to try and condense and use only my very favorite pictures and see if I can get this thing done in one hour.  Timer starts…

Utah Thanksgiving

This is the first time we’ve traveled at Thanksgiving since Josh and Halle were tiny.  As we are going to Germany over Christmas, we wanted to be able to spend some holiday time with our Banks family.  It was a great trip!  The night we were leaving Blake cried and cried saying he wished we…

Hawaii Reunion

I’ve put off blogging about this trip, because once I do,  it’s going to feel like it’s really over.  And I hate that!  There really are no words that will do it justice because the magic was in the little moments that can’t be captured on paper.  Basking on beaches, reliving memories, making new ones,…

US Open

Rusty here: I was up about 8AM NYC time so I hit the deli for Egg Bacon and Cheese on a Roll. Mmmm NYC is the king of american cheese. It was great, but for some reason the rolls kind of scratched my mouth up. Josh and I got ready and we were off to…