For years, the kids have asked to learn to ski. We saved money, waited until we thought the timing was decent, booked a lodge and trip 6 months ago, then took off this school “Carnival” holiday for the slopes. Our destination- 8 hours away in the Bavarian Alps to the peaks of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. We drove all day to reach the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area, passing through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, and Austria.
We never stopped the car to take photos of the landscape, but it was beautiful. Here are a few shots snapped from the car along the way.
Let me add, that in our journeys around Europe, if I had just a penny for every time we've exclaimed "Look kids! A castle up there!" college 529s wouldn't be necessary.
Perhaps it was Emory who summed up the scenery best when, from the backseat of the car he asked
"Hey Mom, Dad, is this Disneyland?"