We have a ton of chores to catch up with around the house, but nothing can be done on a Sunday. It's the law. We spent all day Friday and Saturday working in the yard and around the house, so when Sunday came…we were off!!
We decided to head into Nurnberg. It's relatively close (only 40 minutes away) and we absolutely love it there. Even though none of the stores are open on a Sunday, we knew we could wander around, get a Starbucks, have lunch, and just enjoy the day.
Romas used to have weekends off and a long weekend every month, but now his schedule is completely unpredictable. He works more than ever and we hardly have time to just wander around in town and relax.
We walked around a little, went to Starbucks(!), and then walked up to the castle. Our very first trip after moving to Germany was to Nurnberg and it has been 3 1/2 years since we first explored the city. It is without a doubt one of our very favorites. We've been back MANY times but we've never gone back up to the castle. We hiked up the rather steep hill to get a view from the wall.
It was a beautiful, clear day and we were able to see for miles. It is such an incredible city. Here is a picture of Maia and her Daddy looking over the wall.
Generally Maia is camera shy - she sees the camera and immediately stops what she's doing.
Sunday was different. Maia was in RARE form! She was posing and chatting it up with the camera! It was hilarious and we have some incredibly funny pictures to share!!
Take a look:
Some of those pictures need captions. I mean, look at the faces she's making!! She cracks us up. What a funny little girl!!
Here was my attempt at a 'self portrait'. I tried to take a picture of the three of us…but, as you can see, I didn't quite succeed. Sorry, Romas. And Maia's not even looking. And I look like a giraffe.
Sigh. Maybe one day we'll actually have a photo of the three of us together.