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Guten Tag!

Hello from Germany! We rented a car and drove the five hours to my friend Jenni’s house in Germany. They have a beautiful home right on the Rhine river. Seriously, floor to ceiling views of the river. We’ve been spoiled with home cooked meals including this beautiful little cake. The little town they live in is called Eltville am Rhein and it is a quintessential charming German town with cobblestone streets and its very own castle. Here are a couple pictures of us exploring today.





  1. sumslay

    February 21, 2011

    How beautiful! Looks like yall are having a great experience.

  2. kelli

    February 21, 2011

    That IS the best part about living in Europe- everything is a day trip away. We grew up going to Rothenburg most Decembers and Germany quickly became one of my favorite vacations.

    (Your hair has looked so great in your since-the-move photos. I love those bangs/"fringe.")

  3. Bryan and Sarah

    February 21, 2011

    Thanks for posting these photos! It makes me so excited to go to Germany someday. I'm going to have to make a round cake and frost it pink now! Your hair also looks so pretty!

  4. Bryan and Sarah

    February 21, 2011

    Thanks for posting these photos! It makes me so excited to go to Germany someday. I'm going to have to make a round cake and frost it pink now! Your hair also looks so pretty!

  5. Megan

    February 21, 2011

    Thank you for sharing so much of your travels. I love it!

  6. Funnelcloud Rachel

    February 21, 2011

    Oh my goodness – what a beautiful town (and a beautiful cake, too!). So German looking!

  7. Kirsteen

    February 21, 2011

    Wow, looks gorgeous. And that cake! Yummy!

  8. Dorothée

    February 21, 2011

    Great photos, makes me a bit homesick, I grew up about 20 minutes from there..
    It's amazing in the summer too with all the outdoors wine bars.

    Thanks for sharing, your blog is pure sunshine!

  9. Karina

    February 21, 2011

    Guten Tag und viel Spaß wünsche ich euch :)

    greetings from Berlin

  10. leslie.conner

    February 21, 2011

    beautiful- looks like fun!

  11. joke

    February 21, 2011

    love these pictures! that is a gorgeous room you guys were staying in!

  12. Abbigail

    February 21, 2011

    Lovely town and home.

  13. kelly

    February 21, 2011

    so neat! and i agree with the other kelli, your hair has been looking especially gorge since the move! 😉

  14. carolyn

    February 21, 2011

    What a beautiful day you must have had — what a charming town! And that cake! Love reading all about your adventures …

  15. CMN

    February 21, 2011

    Wow, Jordan – Is it just me or is anyone else gaga over that table covering? Simply stunning!

    Have a lovely little holiday in Germany… and thanks for sharing!

  16. pocketwonders

    February 21, 2011

    How I wish I could travel! That cake looks super delish.

  17. Renee

    February 21, 2011

    I grew up in Germany and miss it so much! Thanks for your lovely photos.

    ps. I miss the German ice cream the most.

  18. ecuakim

    February 21, 2011

    Hi Jordan! I'm Kim, Jenni's sis. I've never seen your blog before (shame on Jen, seriously), but my friend sent me an email today saying, "Is this your house?" I laughed. So happy that you had a good time. My parents are the greatest and yes, that is the best table cloth in the universe!! :)

  19. nicole hill gerulat

    February 21, 2011

    Paul! Your photos look fantastic! And.. Jordan –you look awesome… so pretty.

  20. Mathilde

    February 22, 2011

    You`re in Eltville? That`s incredible. I studied in Mainz, lived there for 9 years and moved then to Wiesbaden for 2 years. Don`t miss to visit Wiesbaden with all it`s beautiful Jugendstil houses. And don`t miss the Loreley. I wish you nice days in my old home area.
    Chrissi

  21. Ilmarie

    February 22, 2011

    Funny, not too far away from the place I visited yesterday!

  22. Ali

    February 22, 2011

    Their view of the river is to die for. Just lovely.

  23. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011

    What a treat! Germany looks worth exploring. I agree your bangs are cute, and I think you look more European and quite pretty in the photo with a natural lip color (maybe no lipstick at all?).

  24. bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com

    February 22, 2011

    Such a sweet little cake!

  25. Verena

    February 23, 2011

    Oh I recognize Jenni in her yellow jacket. ;D You took beautiful photos of Eltville! I´m glad you are enjoying your time here in Germany. Don´t forget to come to Johannisberg (it´s only 10 min away from Eltville). You would love it!

  26. elizabeth antonia

    February 24, 2011

    so wonderful following your adventure! really really inspiring. there is nothing like eating cake on a misty day in germany!

  27. Clouds

    February 25, 2011

    i'm not sure how that cake tasted, but man, it's pretty!! :)

  28. Avid Reader

    March 1, 2011

    I remember seeing those crazy, knobby trees in Frankfurt and just loving them. They're so unique.

  29. Tanya Gough

    March 11, 2011

    Germany looks beautiful and so does that wonderful tapestry used as a backdrop!

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