Mom and Dad with Hohenschwangau in the background
My parents arrived on Friday morning. After giving them a couple of days to kind of get adjusted to the time change, we headed out to see two of Germany's more famous castles, Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. Neuschwanstein is the more famous of the two castles, but they are right there together. Our plan was to look at the first from the outside and tour the other. However, today was much more crowded than we had anticipated, and we were unable to get tickets into Neuschwanstein. We had really gotten Ashlyn excited about getting to see a castle "like Cinderella's," so I was glad that we were at least able to see one of them. She was really good all day, and then napped on the way home, though she did complain a little bit about not getting to see the white castle.
Trying to get a picture of everyone with the lake and mountains in the background
Ashlyn and I with both Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein in the background
And, one more picture of the castle we didn't get to tour in the background
Dad with his new hat
About 5 minutes after we were in the car