The first few days we just chilled - hanging out at home, getting used to our school schedule and going to the Alpine Therme, aka indoor and outdoor swimming complex complete with an amazing indoor tube slide. I personally like the heated outdoor salt pool with massage jets. (Yes, it's still a bit cool here. One day there was steam rising from the outdoor pool.)
I also am intrigued with the whole swimbad system I've seen in Germany and Austria. First, you sign in at the only entry/exit point and receive a wrist band; that wrist band tracks you in the computer so they know how many people -and who- are there at any given time. At the end of your time you use the wrist band to get out. Then the locker room is co-ed, a big room filled with changing rooms and lockers. Now get this, the lockers open and close with your wrists band! I could go on, but I think unless you've struggled with running a membership-based pool (or the marketing of it), then this post will definitely be chalked up as boring.
So, fun pool time.
We've also visited Ehrenberg Museum which focuses on a Knight's life and tried on actual armor. Chayton was even knighted and rode a dragon in the playground.
Plus hiking up to two castle ruins - the first one was 30 minutes up a very steep incline and the second was 1 hour up another very steep incline. But it was worth it!
Next up was a visit to a wonderful farm, Burchenhof Farm, for a closer look at chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, donkeys, cows, a ride on the tractor and a pony, plus the added bonus: drinks/coffee and kuchen (cake).
Eating quail eggs: