As I mentioned in my post about Freiburg, Germany our travel plans for this coming year mostly revolve around Germany. However, we do plan to visit a few places outside of Germany especially when they are nearby a place within Germany that we are already heading to. I’ve heard amazing things about how pretty Colmar is! I mean, after all, it is in the Alsace region of France! Freiburg and Colmar are only about a 45 minute drive apart. Since we knew we would have great weather we decided it would be a great time to see both!
I didn’t really have a plan of what to see in Colmar. I just knew it was pretty. So we just planned to walk around and maybe grab an early dinner before driving back home. Our plan slightly back fired when we discovered that none of the restaurants in Colmar opened until 6p. We wanted to hit the road before that. So we ended up heading out around 5:30 and planned to grab food on the way home. You only ever see a McDonalds when you don’t need one right? Over a hour and a half later we finally found food. I guess we should’ve just waited to eat in Colmar, huh? Lesson learned.
Despite our adventures getting home from Colmar (which also included needing gas badly and ending up at a closed gas station) our time spent there was so much fun. This is the first trip we’ve taken where we haven’t used strollers at all! It has been so much fun to let the girls run around and explore Europe on their own two feet! Not to mention that Mr. and I do not miss trying to push strollers all over on the cobblestone roads.
Since the restaurants weren’t serving food yet, we had had an earlier lunch, and Lily had thrown up everything she had eaten that day we decided we needed a little snack to hold us over until dinner. We decided to stop in at a local Pastisserie shop that had enticed us with it’s delicious smells when we first arrived in Colmar. Best. Decision. Ever. We were all treated to a free sample (the sample was a WHOLE cookie/treat). Score! Of course, we couldn’t leave with out buying something too!
If you would like to see a few other photos from our trip to Colmar you can view the entire album HERE.