Hello America! I will just start by saying that your kids are doing great! We are all having an amazing time and we just got started.
This morning, our Munich tour guide, John Mountain, took us on a bus tour down Ludwigstraße built by King Ludwig I. We had a quick stop in the gorgeous Nymphenburg Palace. We finished the tour at Neues Rathaus in Marienplatz and enjoyed the noon rendition of the Glockenspiel. The figurines tell the story of the marriage of the local Duke Wilhelm V to Renata of Lorraine. Underneath the wedding, the coopers celebrate the end of the plague. Quite a site!
Tonight, we arrived in the picturesque town of Kuchl in Austria. This small village is at the base of Austrian Alps. After a delicious meal, many of us made the small walk down to the town's lake. Kids were rejuvinated as they played on neighboring playground complete with a zipline and slide. Most enjoyed a cool dip in the lake before heading back for a night's sleep.
This is our jump off point for tomorrow's trip to Salzburg. I hear we have a castle tour and a salt mine on the itinerary. :)
I wish you could see the smiles on your child's faces. We have only just begun!