How often do people live in a town and never truly see it? My guess is pretty often. We get caught up in the day-to-day stuff and usually end up spending quite a bit of our time doing things around the house or getting away. Am I right?
What do you think would happen when you took a day to be a tourist in your own town? Magical things, I bet!
That is just what Toblerone and I did one of the days we were back in Germany. He grew up in this tiny little village on the top of a mountain but I had never seen it through his eyes like I had this one day. It was truly beautiful.
We decided to travel by bike. We rode from one town to the next (where his mother’s family is from). I had never seen this side before. I missed out on the beauty of it all.
We traveled around and stopped in the next town over to visit Toblerone’s Grandpa, Rudi. Check out how beautiful his space is. I may or may not have shared a bit of champagne with him. (He probably would have preferred beer – next time!)
We rode past the windmills…
And of course a pit-stop for some lunch!
My favorite part of the day was visiting the chapel in the town.
We went inside (luckily I didn’t go up in flames!) and I lit 4 candles in honor of the grandparents we have lost.
It wouldn’t really be me if I didn’t cause a little bit of commotion before I went back home…now would it? I rang the church bell for you all! Which actually wasn’t that easy, that thing is HEAVY!
We stopped along the way to many homes of family members and friends to say hello. It was a special day and BEAUTIFUL weather! It was so nice to see this other side of Toblerone’s Heimat (home) from a different perspective!
Just the hubs and I on our little bike tour! And check me out with no make-up and my 30 year old wrinkles! LOVE LOVE LOVE the aging process 🙂
Until next time, Readers!!!! xoxoxoxo
2 thoughts on “A Bike Ride Through The Heimat”
The graveyards in Germany are so beautiful and well-kept. In my family’s village, they go visit my grandfather’s grave every day and you get massive fines if you don’t keep the grave spaces clear and beautiful. I guess that’s impossible in a big city though…
They are very beautiful! I just hate the fact that after 25 or 50 years they dig up the space and make it new for someone else. I wish it was there forever!