December 27 – Sondersdorf
It was actually the fist sunny day we had since leaving Canada today. It was amazing. I was really missing the sun. I guess we had 1/2 a day of sun in Frankfurt, but today was splendid.
After a fantastic breakfast of pain au chocolate, Mme. S, Shawn and I went for a little walk along the forest paths around their little village. However, we covered some serious ground. We saw the Swiss boarder and the German boarder, walked through a couple of little towns, and hiked up to some beautiful castle ruins. In all. We walked about 11km and it was sunny and beautiful the entire time. It was great. I have missed exercising over the last week or so!
We had a traditional dish for lunch which was sausage, potatoes, and cooked cabbage for lunch. I was resistant to the cooked cabbage, but it was really quite good. I was surprised! Sophie, Dani, Shawn and I raced out of the house right after lunch as we were running a bit behind. We were off to go see the Écomusée in Alsace. It is kind of a heritage park idea.
Where there are houses from the past showing the evolution of the people and culture ad architecture over the ages. It was really good as I was able to learn a bit more about this unique area of France.
I think Sophie and Dani wanted a night out but Shawn and I got super excited about visiting the local supermarket and I think we put a damper on their restaurant plans! Lol. We are so easy when we travel I think it is sometimes hard for people to appreciate I can actually relax and just enjoy the moment as that is so not me in real life!
In any case, we didn’t manage to find a restaurant after visiting the awesome supermarket to buy cheese, so we made our way home – by a cut through road that is actually closed for a few weeks a year when a rare species of frog hops across the road! It was funny to learn that.
We had an amazing dinner of salad, cheese, meat, and bread. It was great. Perfect, actually. We even pulled out one of the sausages we bought in Frankfurt to add to the dinner! Yum!
It was the last night in France. It was such a great visit. It’s always sad because I don’t know when I’ll be back. But it was a great visit.