Karren writes a travel blog and has described our week in far better detail than I can, so if you want to see more fabulous pics (did I mention she's also a photographer?) - take a look at her blog.
So anyway....one of the things I always struggle with, when visiting Europe, is finding comfortable shoes. We do far more walking than when we're at home in the states, and besides, I live in Florida where flip flops are the fashion year round! Because I wear open shoes most of the year, I get blisters when wearing boots or closed shoes for any length of time. Every Europe trip finds me lamenting on the wrong choice of shoe/boot and scurrying around whatever city we're in, looking for a pair of comfortable shoes. Yeah, ok, I'm a shoe nut...I love shoes and I won't even try to disguise shopping for them as some kind of chore! I have developed quite a collection - from Italy, Spain, Greece, and Germany - to name a few. This trip was no different. On one of our walking tours of Bamberg, Karren and I decided to hunt, once again, for the "perfect shoe"! We were actually pretty lucky as we only had to go to one or two shops before I found my dream pair!
That same day, we took a boat trip down one of the three rivers in Bamberg. The views from the water were lovely!
Das Boot (The boat)
View from the boat...wouldn't you love to live there?
Finding good food is not difficult in Bamberg, and one of my favorite places is an Italian restaurant called Salinos. Yep, Italian in Germany. Why not? The food was delish!!!!!
My Penne Pasta
I thought this looked like it had Pesto on it, and maybe it did...but it had a minty flavor that I've never tasted before and it's very light. Karren tried to get the recipe from the waiter, but his response was a very fast "nope"! Hildy, Karren's German friend is related to someone who works at this restaurant and has promised to get the recipe for us.
Well, my feet are comfortable, my tummy is full, and as you can see in the pic, more than enough wine to go around...so I'll leave you with that image for now!