Last Friday I took a day trip to the charming town of Königstein to visit my grandpa and his girlfriend Gabby. It is about thirty minutes outside Frankfurt in the foothills, and it was exactly the peace and quiet the doctor ordered! Sometimes you just need to get out of the big city and breath in the clean mountain air or take a walk through the forest. Gabby and I went to the swimming pool (though I did more sunbathing than swimming to be honest), visited the local burg (a defense fortress that looks like a castle), and wandered through the adorable streets. Below are a few photos if you’d like to see!^Me trying to work up the courage to actually jump in the cold water!^Sweet Gabby. She is a dream.^Oh hello, there’s a face on this tree!^The quaint evangelical church where Gabby’s daughter was baptized!^The preacher’s house– not a bad gig!^This Burg was built in the year 1,200! WHAT?!^Those skyscrapers in the far off distance are downtown Frankfurt!^The beautiful German countryside, dotted with little villages.^Posing awkwardlyDon’t you agree that Königstein is the picturesque little town that comes to American’s minds when they think of Germany? I love it. Have a good day friends!