My family lives in a small village about 25km away from a small city called Schwweinfurt.. nothing really spectacular about Schweinfurt. Tourists don’t make it a priority to visit haha.. It was almost completely destroyed during WWII which means there aren’t very many historic buildings still standing. They do however have the best curry-wurst/bratwurst and THE ABSOLUTE best ice cream. We made several trips to Schweinfurt during our trip since it’s our TO-GO shopping location, (we went way overboard on playmobil and games this year) and they have a wonderful animal park and swimming pool. We took it easy on our full first day there..
We played with Ben for a bit.. This had to be Ashton’s favorite thing ever.. he is a DOG boy for sure! I love Ben. If I could find a Ben here I would be so happy. Then we walked to the local Ice Deli (ice cream place) for some delicious ice cream, (so much better than what we have here!).
Then off to Schweinfurt we went.. where I over indulged in pastries, MORE ice cream, curry wurst.. oh man.. I miss it already! haha. Explored and played in the SAME playgrounds I played in as a kid.. Same age as Ashton! Craziness! There is a huge fountain near the playground. I used to stick my feet in it and walk around.. BACK then you weren’t allowed to do that… then they fixed the fountain where it wasn’t dangerous and now kids can use it as a splash pad. I was rather shocked Ashton jumped right in. For one it was COLD and second it’s been really hard getting Ashton to enjoy the water in a fun spirited way. I guess he’s growing out of it on his own.
Then we went down to the Main river, (Main is the name ha) and fed the ducks/swans… I have tons of memories doing this with my mom when I was little. I always enjoyed it and we always did it on the way out of the city. There is this old lock gate that they have out on display. It’s the oldest lock in the world. This thing SERIOUSLY freaked me out as a kid. My mom would try to coax me up to the top but I don’t ever remember making it up there.. ASHTON on the other hand was faster than all get out getting to the top. I almost had a heart attack.