Mark had to be in Brussels for a business trip during half term, and since the children were off school we thought we would all tag along and make a holiday of it. We love Germany and since Mark doesn't bat an eyelid at driving on the continent we thought we would have our holiday there and he would drive to Belgium for his meeting. We had our own car anyway as Mark drove the whole way. We find it both considerably cheaper and more practical to drive everywhere with our family of six and all our attendant stuff! We stayed in a lovely campsite overlooking Saarburg near the Moselle Valley. The weather was glorious all week, the swimming pool was lovely and we had it to ourselves most days, the play park was one of the nicest I have ever seen and the surrounding countryside was just delightful. In short, we had a wonderful week and none of us was keen to return to reality on Monday!
It is no secret that I am fond of taking photos and since I love to record the memories we make as a family I thought I would share some of my favourites over several posts. These pictures were all taken on our visit to the Saarschleife, a rather spectacular ox bow in the river Saar. We took a lovely walk through the forest to the viewing point, soaking in the lovely view before walking back through the forest and letting the Podlings play on two of the most awesome slides they have ever been on!
This viewing platform was closed when we were there, which is just as well as I have no head for heights and it made me dizzy just to look up at it! It was a truly spectacular structure, with the posts supporting the walkway leading to the platform made of actual tree trunks! You still wouldn't get me on it though!