What A Day Trip Actually Looks Like

So, you know those travel bloggers? The ones with glossy photos and beautifully edited pictures? Well that's not me. Nor is that real life (for me). I wish it was. Believe me I do.

However, this is how it really goes on a regular basis:

We drove the 2 3 hours to Ludwigsberg which is near Stuttgart. We've never been there before. So we don't know how parking is. We drove around for awhile trying to figure it out and at the last second David suggested that he drop us off at a bus stop while he parks. It was really sweet of him. Because me and walking long distances don't get along. So in a rush, we unloaded. Me, the 3 kids, the backpack, my purse. Check. All there. Except right as he drove away (a bus was coming to the stop), I realized I didn't grab my phone which we were using as GPS.

I didn't even know what to do. We had made no plans whatsoever.

So we went to the entrance we were closest to and hung out there for awhile. There were so. many. people. Like the most I've ever seen. Jackson was close to wetting himself so we purchased tickets (for everyone) and went inside the gate. Thankfully there was a bathroom right there because Jackson reallly needed to go.

Then he got stuck. Like he couldn't figure out how to open the door. And he was crying. And we are in Germany so people were trying to talk to him and to me and they were using a key to try and open the door. It was just misery. Meanwhile, the people. The lots of people. I have 2 other kids who were joyously playing in the rock dirt near the bathroom. Ahhhh! Stress.

We finally started to make our way somewhere because we had been there awhile. My next thought was that we would go to where the food is. Only I couldn't read the signs. If you have ever been to Ludwigsberg Palace, then you know how big and how crazy it is. There are random entrances and you have to exit to go around the palace to get to this OTHER part of the gardens. Anyway,  David had talked to Nick and they were going to eat. We were all hungry and had talked about eating while we were still all together. So I was a smart person and used my logic and decided that that would be where they (him and Chelsi) would go next.

We waited. In the throngs of people. The throngs of people all wearing the same colors Chelsi and David were (grey and black). I looked hopelessly around for a familiar face. Was that Sarah? Where was Nick? Surely they were somewhere.

And they were. David found me (he said my shirt stood out. Which it did. But I was disappointed it wasn't my hair lol)  and soon thereafter Chelsi came up with Nick and Sarah. Relief.

So anyway, I was kind of over it by then. But thankfully it was still worth it. We got pumpkin hamburgers, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spritzers, and pumpkin chutney which I totally can't wait to eat with our favorite naan.

Here are my not-so-glossy pictures.

Ahhh! Love all these people! 

It means Fly! I love it.

We ate at this delicious restaurant with Sarah and Nick. It was legit Italian. Like I think they only spoke Italian. Haha. Super yummy. 

Stop Eating Animals!

What are you doing to celebrate Fall?

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