July 17th - August 11th - Moira again in Germany

 

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Moira, Cynthia's mum arrived from Australia ... this long flight with 80 years of age ... For four days Jared is here as well, so the house is full! ... Friday on arrival, we all went out to Diebsloch and had a nice dinner
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Sunday, one day before Jared left for Australia, we all went to Frankfurt to the restaurant "Buenos Aires", an authentic Argentine restaurant, run by Freddy from Buenos Aires ... a good feeling for Moira ... sort of "being home again"

ROTHENBURG o. d. T.

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Cynthia and Moira enjoyed a wonderful day together visiting the old city of Rothenburg ….. a truly beautiful, medieval city - as shown in this photo …
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …. here Cynthia and Moira in the Town Square ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …. and this very picturesque Hotel which Moira fell in love with ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….here enjoying a well deserved refreshment before heading back home to Weinheim ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). While in Germany it was great that Moira could attend Natasha’s graduation from Realschule ….

NECKAR CRUISE


 

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). On another day, Cynthia and Moira were able to enjoy a wonderful cruise from the Neckarsteinach to Heidelberg …. here leaving the Neckarsteinach (with the three castles in the background) …..
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). … while enjoying some lovely river views …
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. finally arriving in Heidelberg, with it’s spectacular bridge and famous castle …..
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. here Cynthia and Moira on board, homeward bound   …..

PARIS

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. Moira celebrated her 80th birthday in May and as a special gift, Cynthia and Thomas gave her 3 days in Paris  …..  here Moira and Cynthia on the ICE-train on the way to Paris!!!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. upon arrival and after checking into the Hotel …. in the middle of the city ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. we started exploring …. here a photo of Thomas, Moira and Cynthia relaxing in the Jardin de Tuileries …..
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. followed by a walk to the Arc de Triomphe …..
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. dinner in a typical sidewalk Cafe …..
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. with Moira cozying up to Richard (our very friendly waiter)  …..
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. finishing the evening with a nightcap at our Hotel …..
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. the next day, it was up early for our Bus Tour ….. from which we enjoyed all Paris’ many wonderful sights ….. such as the Eiffel Tower ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. the beautiful river Seine ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. the Louvre (of course!) ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. the famous Notre Dame Church …
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. and even a touch of Oz!!! ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here photos taken that night, before our special dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge …. unfortunately photos inside are not allowed …
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... but here one taken the next day, on our way …
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... to Cynthia’s favourite part of Paris ….. Montmartre!!!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). … here we are enjoying a coffee and croissant …
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). … before visiting the spectacular Sacre Coeur …
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …  all too soon it was over, and we found ourselves back at the train station to catch the ICE back to Deutschland  …. but we can all agree that our days in Paris will be unforgettable!!!!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …  once back, Cynthia Tash and Moira enjoyed a lovely day together in Heidelberg ... here together!

(DRESDEN / REGENSBURG)


 

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  as a surprise, Thomas and Cynthia decided to take Moira to Dresden ….. such a magnificent city certainly deserves a visit …. here Cynthia and Moira in front of the Frauenkirche ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  the visit to Dresden also coincided with Thomas’ birthday, so we celebrated the occasion at the Pulverturm  ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  where Moira found yet another conquest  ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  before we finished off the evening, with yet another celebratory champagne at a very nice Bar  ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  unfortunately, the next day Thomas had to drive to Bautzen for work, which meant that Cynthia and Moira had a full day in Dresden alone  ….  it began with breakfast at the Hotel ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  and was followed by a tour of the city …. it was an English tour and as Cynthia and Moira were the only ones to turn up, it ended up being a private tour!!! …. here Moira in front of the city mural ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  this beautiful city, which sadly was devastated in WWII, has been lovingly restored and everywhere examples of how magnificent it must have once been ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  the amazing Dresden Zwinger ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  what a wonderful place to relax!!!!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  Cynthia and Moira outside the Pulverturm by day ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). … and enjoying lunch, by the river Elbe …
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  after Dresden, it was off to Regensburg, where Moira was able to meet up with Thomas’ mum, Ruth, again ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  here enjoying a warm summer evening, in a typical ‘Bavarian Biergarten’ ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ….. the next day Moira, Cynthia and Ruth, visited the city of Regensburg ….. here we are in the Bischofshoff …. yet another great Bavarian Biergarten …. where ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  you guessed it …. Moira cozied up to … this time ….  the organ-grinder …. this lady cannot be stopped!!!!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  a photo of this most beautiful old city ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  that night, we celebrated Thomas’ second birthday dinner, this time with Ruth ….  on the terrace of the Restaurant, David ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  with the magnificent Regensburg Cathedral in the background ….

BACK IN WEINHEIM

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  then it was back to Weinheim, here a lovely photo of grandmother and granddaughter, taken on Moira’s last dinner at Diebsloch ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  and the three girls on the occasion of Moira’s last full day in Germany  ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  it was Kerwe time again in Weinheim, so we made our way into town to enjoy the atmosphere  ….
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). …..  which was great  …. until a sudden downpour sent everyone looking for cover!!!!!!!

Sadly, the next day was time for Moira to go back to Australia, but we hope that she enjoyed her second stay with us here in Germany, as much as we have loved having her with us ……