Oh my! I can barely keep my eyes open, but it has been a wonderful day minus my friend Buffi who is sick with the flu. Poor thing ! My friends arrived yesterday. After tucking Buffi into bed and waiting for the girls to get home from school we drove into the city to explore the Palmengartens. The play ground was a big hit with the girls and I really loved looking at all the differences in the plants on display. Built in 1871 by Heinrich Siesmeyer the botanical garden is really one of the cities real treasures. It is well worth the visit whether it be in summer or winter Have a great weekend!