We began our trip in Munich, Germany. The minute we stepped off the plane, we realized that we were coming to Europe in the middle of a massive heat wave. It was over 100 degrees. We made our way out of the airport, to the train, and from the train we walked the mile to the house where we were renting a room. We must have been quite the site. I was carrying a backpacking pack and a purse, pushing Anna in a stroller, with a daypack on the back. Needless to say, it was a hot walk. We watched the Glockenspiel chime on the hour, we ate dinner, and listened to the music in the Hofbrauhaus, where Anna was pulled up on stage to dance with the band, in front of the entire hall. Another highlight was climbing the 299 steps to the top of St. Peter’s bell tower and looking out over a city of amazing steeples of red roofs.
We stayed in Kotor, Montenegro. After renting a car in Croatia, we drove around the entire Bay of Kotor. This was one of the most breathtaking sights on the trip. The drive was spotted with amazing little swimming pull offs and tiny towns made up of a restaurant, an ice cream cart, several houses and a church. We rented a room from a local family and spent hours exploring the old town and climbing the city walls- all 1350 of them. Anna was a trooper. She multitasked and used the time to perfect her ABC's. The view at the top was worth every step.