|The Brandenburger Tor|
After touring with my dad I learned a bit about being a tour guide, thus making it easier to plan the whole trip. Firstly we didn't stay in Braunschweig as it was a long haul to get to anywhere else. Second, I didn't walk them around town for hours on end, we kept our walking simple and sweet.... and used public tranportation when
|Midori after her first beer ever|
available. And lastly, since we had visited nearly all the places already we had a good idea of what to see and how to get there.... without resorting to GoogleMap and they're fail time frames.
I've never actually traveled with Mariko's family prior to this trip, but everyone kept up and made things so easy. Even Dale let me lead and take charge of all the plans, and from what I hear that is saying something! Though to be honeset he did get us slightly lost in Dusseldorf during our 3 hr visit there.... but we made back to the train just fine.
|The green beer was not a hit|
During their time here we traveled to the following places:
- Phaeno Science Museum in Wolfsburg
- Potsdam (sadly we didn't get to see too much of this place because it was super crowded and hot)
|Matsudas on a train|
The biggest downpoint to the visit was that Gretchen wasn't able to join the family during the vacation. I'm sure it would have been a more complete visit had she been able to, but I know that seeing most of her family really helped Mariko get through the rest of our time here.