Heidelberg with Children: Q.E.D.

Erste und immer: whining.

Cogs on the tourist trail tracking

up Schlangenweg’s steep cobbles—

90 degrees, sun, blackberried

dry-wall view over the Neckar

to the Schloss, medieval-gated

university town.

Parents these many years; ergo,

we take it with a grain of philosophy.

 

Today we drove to Heidelberg to hike the famous Philosophenweg (Philosopher’s Walk) via the Schlangenweg (Serpentine Walk). erste =first, immer = always, Schloss = castle

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25 thoughts on “Heidelberg with Children: Q.E.D.

    1. Ha, that’s a positive way to look at it…if they’re whining, at least they’re still breathing. 😉

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  1. I can picture it, being back in Germany, how you’ve seamlessly intertwined two languages– it’s quite brilliant. Love this!

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    1. Thank you! I did have fun with this…and I’ve been wanting to throw in some of my very small stock of German for a while. 🙂

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    1. I appreciate that, Jen. ‘Cause German probably isn’t the first language I think of when I think, “poetry.” 😉

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    1. Thanks, Marcy. Me to Husband: Take an audio of this so I will remember next time to LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME!

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      1. We started taking video of the whiniest kid and it made him so mad knowing his whining was being preserved for posterity that he quit doing it!! We also now have a treasure trove of videos to choose from for his wedding 😉 Win/win.

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    1. Oh, gosh, I am trying to figure out when we can get to Ireland! I am such a castle nerd–everywhere we go, we are hiking up steep paths. 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

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        1. We were in the Highlands at the end of April. So beautiful. My favorite place for castles, so far, is Wales. All the crumbly ones…those are my favorite. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Nate. I do hope that one day my kids will remember (sans whining) the cool places we got to visit.

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    1. Thanks, Meg. It’s probably unfair of me to whine about my kids’ whining. There is always joy in the balance. 🙂

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