Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wiesbaden!

Kevin and I had our first official adventure in Germany! Physically getting there was kind of a chore: taxi to the bus station, bus to the train, swap trains, then walked some 6 or 7 blocks to the hotel. All the same, we made it to Wiesbaden. Honestly it wasn't so bad, we got there in one piece together, and got a glimpse into the public transit system over here. So not all bad.

After we found a suitable hotel we hit the streets. Our main mission and goal was to visit the Christmas Market!! We chose our hotel (Crowne Plaza) because it was two blocks from the Market. (lets just keep in mind it's Germany people, and it's been snowing for WEEKS, everything is covered in snow) Me, in my (cough, cough, knock off Ugg) boots and Kev in his leather shoes went venturing toward the market. First stop, Gluwien!
The pretzel came later but was delicious!












Next we tooled around the Market, taking in all it had to offer:

















It was really a great time discovering all that the Market had to offer. It was the perfect setting; snow was falling and there was plenty of Gluwien to keep us warm. 
We even scored some good loot:
Our Gluwien mugs

Hand-painted glass Ornament. 




















4 comments:

Julie the Army Wife said...

Looks like fun! I miss those Christmas markets.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How great!! It looks like it was so much fun!!

Lin said...

How fun! I'm glad you got out & got to experience this awesomeness with your husband. You took some great photos!

Kaylee said...

This looks like so much fun! Good for you two :)