Over the pre-lent break, C & I went to Germany to visit Lil' J's family. They live in the Bavaria region which is about 6 to 7 hrs away. Considering I'm usually the first one to fall asleep in a car, driving to Germany was not the best option. So C & I took the ICE train. The train ride to Bavaria went pretty smoothly except our train was delayed in Frankfurt for almost an hour. Once the train arrived it was as if they made announcement that said, "The train is here. Get on NOW!" lol! I felt like within 2 the train arrived and departed. Everything happened so fast. So we didn't have enough time to find our train compartment and the signs were a bit confusing. So we played musical train seats with some of the German passengers not once, not twice but three times. lol! And on our way back, C & I had exactly 8 minutes to exit the train, walk from Track 9 to 18, and board our next train. If we missed it, the next train wasn't for another 6 hours so we literally sprang out of the train, dragged our suitcase & backpacks and ran to track 18!
C & J were so excited to see one another. They were completely inseparable the entire 4 days. I was a bit concerned they'd tired of one another after the first day or two. I even had a conversation with C about savoring the time he's with Lil' J and not to waste time arguing or being upset with one another. Numeracy Grrrl told me she also had a similar conversation with J. But the kids did great. They played non-stop.
According to C, his favorite time with J was spent playing Wii & imaginary pet hospital and watching movies.
Even though the kids would have preferred to be home bound the entire time we did venture out a few times. During one of our outings C & I had the opportunity to meet Carino & Coco, their new horses.
Lil' J did great during her riding lessons. Carino & J make a great match considering they love speed and really enjoy galloping. She looked absolutely adorable on her little pony.
We also went into town for a nice walk before celebrating Rocker boy's birthday with a delicious dinner and dessert at a classic Italian ice cafe.
It was really nice spending time with Numeracy Grrrl. I miss having her close by. We had a lot of good laughs and spent our afternoons relaxing, drinking tea and catching up. Hopefully, we'll see them again this summer in Belgium.