Finally...well over a month late, but better late than never, right?
Back in November, my parents and I took a trip to Germany to visit my 'little' sister, her husband, and to tour Europe.
We left Iowa on Thursday, November 18 in the afternoon. Our flight to Frankfurt left Chicago around 6pm or so, and landed in FRA around 10:15a German time...which puts us at about 1:15am Iowa time. Because of this, and my little sister knowing how the jet-lag can kick ya good, she took us sight-seeing right away.
After our warm welcome from Gina at FRA, our first stop...Mannheim, to visit the John Deere Forum. This was a big building with a many of their current tractors inside. But just outside the main doors, sat a combine. We talked and thought about going on a tour of the plant, but didn't. In the end, we probably should have. But at the time, waiting another 20 minutes for the tour to start seemed like a long time. Had we gone on the tour, my parents would have toured 3 JD plants in 3 countries. The other one was China.
Next up was visiting a run-down castle in Heidelberg.
Even though the castle was unique and very run-down, I also liked what I saw off in the other direction of the castle. A roof top view of Heidelberg.