Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A few summer adventures

I have to say that the only thing better than spring in Luxembourg is SUMMER!  With the exception of a few dreary, rainy stretches, the weather has been lovely -- warm but not too hot, and not a bit of San Francisco fog in sight.  The summer has gone so fast, partly because the kids didn't get out of school till July 15, but we have been doing our best to make the most of this all-too-brief season.  A few of the things we've done:

Visited Strasbourg, France -- a beautiful town near the German border:

The grownups enjoyed walking around, looking at all the beautiful old half-timbered houses, and the kids loved blowing off some steam at a nearby playground:

Plus, there were storks, LOTS and LOTS of storks.  We knew the town was famous for this because they had things like this all over:

But we had no idea the incredible number of storks in the city.  They were EVERYWHERE!

In the park:

On the treetops:

On chimneys:

They were literally everywhere.  We loved it!

We've also gone to a few medieval festivals, a big hit with the kids:

The kids got to play at being princesses:

And knights in chain mail:

To participate in medieval magic shows:

And admire lovely castles:

More to come!

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