Saturday, June 21, 2008

Our first visitors in Germany!

We finally got some state side visitors!! My parents and brother Quinton traveled here for Jade's graduation and we got to show them a few of the beautiful sites around our home in Germany. Here are the highlights!

We didn't get many pictures of our day trip to Trier...the oldest city in Germany...but here is a pic of my dad on a double decker bus...ready for the city tour.

Quin and Jade in an old Roman Collisum in once held over 20,000 thousand people and gladiators and animals fought here.

This is just a random shot of my mom pointing the price of jalepeno peppers in the commissary! She was amazed! $7.47 a pound!

The next trip we made was to Cologne, Germany. We took the train and this is the first thing you see when you step out of the station. Pretty amazing. This dom was started in 1200 a.d. and took over 400 years to complete. I think it's the most awesome structure we've seen in Germany.

Street performers are everywhere! This once danced for Saige and blew her a kiss!

Very funny! I wonder how much money he makes a day.

Our next stop in Cologne was to a chocolate factory...Joel being Joel found the hemp chocolate!!
He won't be eating it of course....he just likes to think about! He's so cute.

A shot of one the giant machines inside the factory.

My dad and Joel on the train. The scenery was beautiful, the country is so green and lush.

This is a shot of the Rhine river. Cologne is a huge city, but it's surprisingly clean.

This was taken at the Military memorial cemetary in Luxembourg. My parents really enjoyed this visit.

My dad stading in front of George S. Patton's grave. This was a thrill for both of my parents.

Our next stop was to one of Germany's most gorgeous castles...Burg Eltz. It was built in the 15 century and is totally intact. All of us were so impressed with how beautiful this place was and the setting looked like something out of a fairy tale. Saige is pretending to shoot an arrow from the bridge!

Joel and Saige at one of the guard points!

My mom and Saige looking at the tiny did they shoot out of these tiny windows?

The fam!

Saige and her nana and papa. She was so excited to have them come visit.

Jade and Saige in the courtyard of the castle.

A shot of the is so cool to see this in real life!
So, I hope these pictures are enough to entice certain family members (you know who you are...Tom, Nancy, Tim and Kelly!!!) to come and see us! We would just LOVE to have all of you come!


The BirdHouse said...

Thanks so much for those pics. Why are there no pics of you and your georgeous self? Germany seems amazing.You guys are so lucky to be able to see the world like that. That castle is unreal, girl.I would LOOOOVE to be able to come see you guys. What are the chances of you paying our way?? ;)

Nancy Booth said...

We are soooo jealous of your parents getting to come and see all those sites. We want to come. I thought about robbing a bank so we and the Birds can come but I get too nervous thinking about it. Maybe a rich uncle will die or something and we'll get the money. Your folks are so cute. These are really good pictures but were you there????? Get some photos of you on here. We're thinking you don't exist again. Remember when Joel would talk about you but we never saw you. It's happening again.

Valerie said...

I just found your blog off of Margaret's. I love your pictures! Looks like you have tons of fun when you travel!
And yes, we are feeling the food prices over here too! It is getting crazy!!

The Mayberry's said...

Booth Bunch,
We have had alot of fun looking at your blog the past few months. Oh we wish we could get stationed there.