Until then, I am keeping this verse in mind and my heart open to God's guidance with trust in His plans.
Saturday, we did get out of the house and went on a little day trip. Day-trips have been a great way for us to see places that are not in the normal tourist's path. A few weekends ago we visited Salzburg, Austria but this time we stayed in Germany.
In August, Husband and I visited Eagle's Nest about 2 hours south of Munich. You might recall Eagle's Nest was Hitler's mountain home on the border of Austria and Germany. He actually only stayed there a couple of times and had a fear of heights.
On the patio of Eagle's NestThen at the tail end of The War, American troops discovered a gold-plated elevator in a mountainside. It led up to the top of the mountain, the only way in, and opened up into Eagle's Nest.
This is where a few members of the military chipped away at the marble fireplace to take home as souvenirs. Okay... history lesson over. Stepping off my American history obsessed soap box. Let's get on with this past weekend!
Below Eagle's Nest is the well-known mountain town of Berchtesgaden, Germany. Less than 10,000 people live here among the beautiful peak views, natural gorge, and alpine picturesque scenes. Husband and I decided in August we needed another visit to Berchtesgaden with more time to take it all in! Saturday we went back to see what we missed during our first day trip.
Then we strolled the remaining part of the street enjoying the brisk, early afternoon. We stopped for some fall photo opportunities. Have I mentioned how much I love fall?! Best season ever!
The guide led our tour group through different areas of the salt mine in previously mined sections. Two times we had the chance to slide down from one area into another. Sliding was the best part! No seat-belts, handrails, helmets, padding, or bars... Just a wooden beam we straddled between our legs as we leaned back, lifted up our feet and took a quite steep slide down deep inside a dark mountain. Again, check out our faces!
When we left the salt mine, back outside, Husband and I were greeted with a beautiful sunset behind the Alps. A light snow dusting on the mountain tops and autumn trees full of warm colors below left me in a state of zen. It was the perfect end to a fun-filled Saturday day-trip. I was ready to go back on Sunday!
I think I could seriously stare at this forever. Lately, I have joked with Husband about moving to Colorado or Alaska. He has warned me to be careful with joking because the last time I joked...we ended up moving to Munich!
But seriously, I would be sooo happy with a lifetime of the mountain top views and a setting sun. Plus snow and cold weather= cute sweaters, chunky scarves, and fuzzy wool socks!
There you have it friends, Berchesgaden, Germany. Sixty years later the view is quite different. This was a most definitely a place we said "Someday we'll have to bring the kids back here." That salt mine was incredible!
Have you taken any fall day-trips? I'm debating on whether or not I want to flea market this upcoming weekend or visit Fussen, Germany to catch the last of the folliage. Thoughts?
P.S. This post has been brought to you by Starship's "Nothing's Going to Stop Us Now" on repeat!