Today was fantastic… (very little shopping… we still did some… you know… les soldes… but it was limited). My vacations are a time for walking… I mean really walking. I love walking around and exploring… (plus I have to walk off all of the pastries I am eating). This is kind of “creepy” but google tracks you everywhere you go… and they are now getting good enough to know when you are walking, riding in a car, on a train… or in an airplane. I thought It might be interesting to share my “google timeline” for today.
The light blue is walking and the dark blue is riding in a car. I walked 22.5 km today!!! and walked all the way to Germany… actually a park called “Jardin des deux rives”. This park is on the Rhine and is located on both the French side as well as the German Side. Here are a couple picture of my walk to the park
Ill river Strasbourg (kind of a funny name for a river)
L’Eglise St. Paul (My favorite church in Strasbourg… not that I go to this one… just like to look at it)
Random sign about bikers and pedestrians and respect… (maybe not as interesting)
Back to the Park…
The kids, their cousins, and my wife met me at the park on the French side and we crossed the bridge to the German side since they have an awesome water playground.. The kids loved it… Ben being Ben… wanted to make friends but was struggling since he can’t speak or understand German… We managed to teach him “Wie heißt du?” so he could at least get a name… and he and the other kids made up for the rest with splashes… (newly discovered universal language)
Here are some pictures
We also climbed Weißtannenturm a 44 meter tower (144 feet tall). I have done this several times… but every time it moves (it moves with the slightest breeze)… I end up sitting down and embarrassing myself. Here are some pictures of the tower..
(give you an ides of what you are standing… or if you are like me… sitting on at the top)
View from the top… Strasbourg and Kehl
Before I end this post… I learned one thing today… little German girls are (please excuse the language… but not sure how to express it any better)… BAD ASS… There was a “big kid” section with a rope course and I saw two little girls starting to play on it. I wanted to run over and pull them off… but then noticed they were doing it better than my older kids. Here is a picture of them moving across one of the sections… Notice how high! and they are in dresses????
See ya tomorrow…