Aaron picked us up in Frankfurt and off we went. After a few stops along the way, (more about those later), we had the Alps (I think?) in our line of site and soon enough we were finding our way to our hotel.
Except, by hotel, I mean Pension. I still don't quite know what that is, but it's somewhere between a hostel and a low run hotel. We got out of our car in the pouring rain, stepped over some broken beer bottles and found ourselves across the street from a porn store. My open mind was not to be deterred, so we unloaded our bags and went out for dinner. It was so much fun taking the kids outside every ten minutes so they could scream, whine and complain in the great outdoors. Alas.
We walked back to the hotel/Pension and waited for sunrise. Turns out, you want to spend the money for a hotel in the old town. The difference was quite literally night and day. I swear the hills were fucking alive with the sound of music. We strolled, we picnicked in a valley, we weren't all yelling at once. It was a strange sort of happiness.