Monday, July 26, 2010

Castles, Concert, Church & Coffee

It's a good thing that Leslie and I have a lot of similar tastes, like castles and Starbucks coffee for instance. On Day 2 of her visit, I took her to one of my favorite castles in the area, Schloss Ludwigsburg. We did the English tour and learned about the royalty that used to live in this area (and the antics they got up too).
On Saturday, Day 3 of Leslie's visit, we drove down to Schloss Hohenzoellern, which Leslie aptly described as looking like "Hogwarts" from Harry Potter. It is your typical castle-on-a-mountain with a curvy, winding driveway and lots of turrets and pinnacles. I like this castle a lot too. Actually, I haven't met a castle I don't like....
Later that evening, Zev and I took Leslie to go see Crosy, Stills & Nash play a concert at out local mini-castle/ fortress.
We were definitely on the "younger" side amongst the crowd and it was cute to see a lot of bald heads ahead of us!
We were able to sing along to some of the well known songs.
On Sunday we went to Church and listened to a great sermon by our Pastor (who has a connection to Leslie's hometown of Shreveport; his wife grew up there and he helped plant a church there). Leslie and I then visited the Weissenhof Museum near downtown Stuttgart, which is known for it's modern, distinctive architecture, revolutionary for it's time (late 1920s).
We then had a coffee in downtown Stuttgart, and sat in the Schlossplatz gardens and wrote in our journals. I didn't take a picture of us writing in our journals, so I'll leave you with some pictures of our flower boxes, which I think look so pretty. ;-)
I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends. I am praying that you, reading this blog, are doing well too. Love and peace, Fiona xoxo


Lindsey said...

Looks like a wonderful time! I am so glad y'all are having fun!

carol said...

The pictures are fabulous! You guys are so too, Zev! I see some sunshine!
love you bunches!