Long weekend at Meersburg on Lake Constance

Max, Mark and I spent a lovely long weekend on the lake. On Saturday we went to the Pile Dwellings in Unteruhldingen and walked around Meersburg.

On Sunday we took the ferry over to Konstanz to Sea Life. Not much else was open other than eating places as it was Sunday. We also played a challenging game of mini golf.

On Monday we went to the Island of Mainau and walked among the beautiful flowers. Max met a few kids we think from France and had a great time playing at the playground.

On Tuesday we toured the tiny Zeppelin museum and walked a bit more around the town before we headed home. Did you know that Count Zeppelin was born in Konstanz?

The pile dwellings

Max

Surprisingly solid feeling when walking on

 

Mark by castle fountain. The fountain is fed by the lake

The view from our room

Sea Life

Bronze horse

Skiing and snowboarding

We went up to Wintergreen to try a bit of skiing and snowboarding. Max wanted skis and the rest of us tried snowboarding. Snowboarding was diffently harder than skis. We all survived with just a few bruises. Kaitlyn said she would try it again but Mark and I will go back to skis to keep up with Max. We also went snow tubing which was a lot of fun. Next time though we will only do one or the other or tubing before. All in all it was a great family day.

  
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First Day of School

Max and Kaitlyn heading off to school. This is Max’s first time on a school bus. He is very excited. He will be in 3rd grade. Kaitlyn is a bit nervous about attending a larger school but we know she will do great! She is now a high schooler. Michael leaves on Friday for Utah State University. Go Aggies!