This is totally unrelated to our trip to the Berlin Wall, but I just have to share that today is a very big day in the Hays household. Today our sweet Bug girl is getting registered for Kindergarten! I have no idea how she is old enough for that yet, but alas, she is. She is so excited. When I told her she thought it meant she could start school tomorrow. Poor kid! At least we have a lot of really amazing things to look forward to in the coming months to keep her busy including trips to France, Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, and many more exciting adventures! I can hardly wait!
Our last day on the road on our vacation was spent in Berlin. It definitely was one of those places we could’ve spent days in. There was so much to see and do there. Since we only had one day (and not even a full one) we had to set priorities. The biggest one for Mr. and I was to go see the Berlin Wall. We also wanted to throw in a fun kids event, too. So we opted to go to the wall and then the Museum of Natural History. It was a great combo!
I personally came into this experience with a very vague idea of what the Berlin wall was. I knew it divided the city and was an oppressive force. I can’t honestly say, though, that I had ever even seen a picture of it when it was standing or really knew just how devastating it was for so many people. It was a really powerful experience to be there standing next to it realizing that a little over 25 years ago there were people who could only dream of being able to get around that wall.
I took a lot of pictures. I am having a really hard time knowing which ones to share and which ones to leave on our Photo Share Site.
Here are a few that I just really love:
You can view the entire album of our time at the Berlin Wall HERE.