Family time in Germany
It was so special to be back in Munich to see my family in the summer time. My sister and I were fortunate growing up with a German Papa, which meant we got to experience so much of European summers. It is one of those things you don’t really appreciate until you are older. Our parents always saved madly to give us so many amazing experiences that have shaped who we are. My days travelling to Germany as a uni student and as an adult have always been in winter. The contrast is amazing. Summer here is so pretty. So lush.
It is funny as you get older the things you remember. How the size of things miraculously changes, how certain smells, certain little inconsequential items bring memories flooding back. I showed the boys around Altoetting and they were able to pick out lots of places they had seen from their Opa’s photos and discussions with him. Genetics are also a pretty amazing thing!!
From Munich, we drove across to Calais to catch the ferry across to the White Cliffs of Dover via Aachen and Brugge. It was fascinating driving through different countries, noticing the changes in roads, houses, upkeep, but never actually crossing any “real” borders. The EU is such an interesting concept.
Next stop, England!