Lindsey Ells


Lindsey Ells

Europe October 4th 2019

Our last day in Munich. When we woke in the morning, both of us were pretty exhausted and feeling ready to go home. But.....we decided to make the most of the day. We headed to Munich's outdoor market, called the Vitualmarkt. It was huge! Incredible! So many vendors in stands & tents selling everything you can imagine. Fruit, veggies, mushrooms, wine, cheese, meat, plus fresh food to eat - salads, sandwiches, coffee, juice. Just amazing. I wish we had big markets like this in the states. We could have spent thousands of dollars. We each go some fresh juice and a prosciutto & mozzarella panini. After that, latte. It was fun to just walk around and see it all. We stopped by the Marienplatz square and checked out the glockenspiel clock when it struck noon. The ... read more

Europe October 3rd 2019

Today we journeyed down south again to the German-Austria border. We wanted to see and travel up to the highest peak in the German alps, called the Zugspitze (ZOOG-spit-suh). Upon arriving at our destination, called Garmisch-Partenkirchen, we had to transfer to a totally different and independent train station, called the "Zugspitebahn". It cost us over 100 euros for the both of us to travel by the cogwheel train to the Eibsee lake at the bottom of the Zugspite. On the short train trip, we rode past the cutest and most authentic-looking Bavarian houses & meadows you can imagine. Houses made of logs, balconies, flowers everywhere. Tons of cows and sheep in the bright green meadows. And the funniest thing to me was that each house had a MASSIVE pile of wood. I'm talking, piled up as ... read more

Europe October 2nd 2019

Today was a great day - but also sad. We didn't set an alarm because we didn't have any set plans. Our bodies woke us up at around 6:30am as usual, but we decided we wanted to just laze around more so we went back to sleep. I literally don't think we've done that since before Nora was born! We woke up at.....get this: 11am!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously. I couldn't believe it when I woke up the second time and looked at the clock. We totally missed breakfast and went straight to lunch!!!! Insanity! After showing and heading out, we decided to just grab something quick and cheap from the train station (which is right across the street from our hotel). Randy got a couple slices of pizza. I felt kind of rumbly in the tumbly, so I ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 1st 2019

Waking up today was a bit rough, as you can imagine. But to be honest, I think it was better than we thought it would be. We rose a bit earlier, as we absolutely had to catch the 9:53am train out of Munich to Fussen, which is very close to the Germany/Austria border. We were going down to see: Neuschwanstein castle! It's basically the castle that Walt Disney modeled his Cinderella castle after. I've seen pictures and it's always been a bucket list item of mine to go and see it in person someday. The weather today was absolutely perfect - sunny and in the low 70s all day long. Couldn't have asked for anything better! The only thing about the day was, it is a royal pain in the arse to get down there & ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 30th 2019

Day two began early. Our bodies woke us up at 6am, which was fine by me because I was starving. But we lazed around in bed for a little bit, as we never get to do that anymore with little kiddos. :) We went downstairs to our hotel restaurant for our free breakfast. The offerings are pretty European - several fruit, breads, meats, and cheeses but not a whole lot else. There were minimal cereals and yogurt so I snagged some cornflakes with some amazing honey on it. And we were able to order some scrambled eggs, which was nice. The best part is that the coffee is actually decent, which is a great relief. (Our hotel in Ireland a few years ago had super crap coffee.) We tried a weird kind of white breakfast sausage, ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 29th 2019

Well. I would have to say, our trip sure began in a way neither of us expected. We arrived at the Indy airport around 2pm (a little over two hours ahead of our flight). As usual, I have meticulously planned & packed & ensured we have everything ready for this trip. I even packed for the kids, made a lasagna for the in-laws, and had an entire weeks worth of groceries for them. And yet, somehow, this one little detail totally escaped me. We went to the Air Canada desk to check our bags. Randy checked his in, no problem. Then it was my turn. I handed the lady my passport & ticket. She glanced over things, paused, and said "do you have any other documents with this name?" My heart sank into my shoes and ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 27th 2019

It's time! Randy and I are preparing to leave for our third vacation together, second to Europe. We traveled to San Francisco & Napa back in 2013 before we were even engaged. And then went to Ireland the following year, before our wedding. Then we had to pop out a couple of kids, so traveling was on hold. This past winter, right after I had Hudson, I attended my company's holiday party and won a $3500 toward any vacation I wanted. Are you kidding me?! We were over the moon excited! And in true Randy-and-Lindsey fashion, we took less than 24 hours to research, decide, and book where we wanted to go: Germany during Oktoberfest! We highly considered Hawaii and Italy, but with this not being OUR money, it changed the conversation a little bit. Hawaii ... read more

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