Rob and I love to walk on our vacations. Our kids don’t but they learned to do it anyway.
Rob tracked it and we walked a total of 85.6 miles over those 19 days (avg 4.5 miles per day). Not bad for little legs!
Walking is the best way to see and experience all the new sights. Plus, we had to work off all the dozens of pastries we devoured.
Other than a couple of cities, we really wanted this trip to highlight the natural landscapes of each country. Of course, those parts turned out to be some of our very favorite places. We just love the feeling of freedom and wholeness that comes from spending time in God’s incredible creation.
Caroline walked about half as much as everyone else. She really enjoyed the view from up top!
France – It rained on us a lot here.
This area outside of Fontainebleau was such a nice respite after the craziness of NYC and Paris.
We all LOVED our hiking day in the Echternach area of Luxembourg!
We found ourselves among trolls.
And a troll bridge.
This area is called Wolf Cove. The story goes that when people settled here, there were many wolves in the area that would eat the farm animals. To solve the problem, the people lured the wolves into this canyon, trapped them, and then stood on top and threw boulders down at them, killing every last one of them.
Caroline found this story fascinating and had me tell it to her over and over again while we were walking…Strange girl.
I’m not sure why this is a go-to pose for this man. It always has been and I have a sneaky suspicion he’ll be 85 years old one day doing the same thing.
We were dumped on for a few minutes in Germany while walking the hills above a hamlet.
Our kids loved this beach. They could just dip their hands in the edge of the water and pick up handfuls and handfuls of shells.
Well, everyone…we did it! Not only did we get through Europe…but we got through posting about it. Ha!
Looking at these pictures is such motivation for me to keep writing and slowly, slowly saving up for another trip someday.