Freiburg, Germany

When JB was 3 years old and his sister 5, his parents invited a foreign exchange student from Germany to live with them in Black Foot, Idaho.  She even holds a diploma from Snake River High.  Now Ivonne has two children of her own and lives in Freiburg, Germany – just an hour north of us.  We had fun visiting with her yesterday!   

and… we’re off.  

Freiburg, Germany

In Freiburg, all of the walkways have a little stream running down them.
the fable is if you fall into one  – you will marry a German.  i did not fall in (:

Then Ivonne took us to her village.

JB & Ivonne

Ivonne & Armin’s home.
Armin is an Architect and designed their home.

lots of open spaces in their home.  with a great porch in the center. right next to their canal.  

Armin made this!
And this!  
(the window below has a view of their neighbor, and the stream running in between them.)

then we hiked to a castle (made in 1250) in the spooky black forest
it was worth it.  take a look at this view!
not just JB (;
Ivonne, JB, and Me (:

our train was delayed so we took a late night stroll in Freiburg


We had so much fun thanks to Ivonne and hope to visit again soon.


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  • Reply Sist and Sist

    wow. great trip! 🙂 love jb's goldy locks!

    June 28, 2010 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply Southern Twenties

    I love Freiburg! I was there about 2 years ago! I have family that lives in a small town right outside of Freiburg. My cousins took us out for a night on the town at this amazing skyline bar in Freiburg, had such a great time! They also told us about falling in the stream, too funny!

    The Black Forest is simply breathtaking. It reminds me so much of living here in Blowing Rock!

    Thanks for this post…it took me down memory lane! Can't wait to get back to Germany! Who knows we might run into each other while in Europe!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Lena

    I just started reading your blog a few months ago and love to see aspects of your life in the United States and your culture. Now, that I stumbled across your very early blog posts and saw the pics of your trip to Europe, I'm really excited that you actually went to Cologne in 2010 and short after to my home town Freiburg!!! I live in Cologne now with my husband and was a student here back in 2010, so there was a slight chance to see you both in front of the Kölner Dom 😉
    I love that you liked both cities so much!
    xx Lena

    June 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm
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