Another year gone by, another black hair gone grey and a great ending to a decade of change.
Our end of the year celebrating started the moment we picked up T’Mitch from the airport. For those of you that do not know T’Mitch, she is L’s sister.
After a week of work we began preparing for our travels. We started our journey here in good ‘ol Germany, then headed to Chalon, France, then to Aosta, Italy for Christmas and finally saying hello to the New Year in Budapest, Hungry.
And so the tale begins…
One can’t start a journey without a nice hot cup of Glühwein (Glow wine) fancy word for German Mulled Wine.
If you would like to make Glühwein, here’s a recipe you can try.
We also tried German eggnog…hummm, there’s a reason why there aren’t any pictures of the egg concoction.
Before we departed on our adventure we first went to Sommerhausen, Germany near Wurzburg. This city is known for their Christmas market. Most of the items sold are made locally by the towns folk and they have an open house kind of set-up, where one can go into the artisan’s house to purchase their crafts.
L didn’t get enough mustard on her brat mit brot.
A quick snap of Santa Claus or is it Pope Kris.
Then there’s this guy.
Here’s L giving you some hand jive.
Above you will notice our getaway car…not the white one.
The Mitchell Sisters in full EFX!
Our visit to Sommerhausen really put us in the festive spirit. And if I dare say, Germans do know how to put on Christmas. The xmas vibe is everywhere you turn.
We had a great time in Sommerhausen. Our journey would begin in true form a day later. An eight hour drive to Chalon, France for a quick restock purchase of our favorite wine and then off to Italy for Christmas.