After eating a lovely breakfast at Cafe Pia, my girlfriends and I picked up the children from school and we headed south to Strasbourg, France which is a 2 1/2 hour drive. Roman didn't want to go, so he spent the weekend at my friend Marlou's house. I was grateful that Buffi was feeling well enough to go. She spent all of Wednesday and Thursday in bed with the flu. Strasbourg lived up to everything I hoped it would be! Seriously, I don't think you could find another town that looks like it stepped off the pages of a fairytale. We checked into the hotel and then set off to find dinner. We choose a brasserie not too far from the hotel.  French food doesn't disappoint. Then we tucked ourselves in for the night.  The next morning we set off for a local bakery for breakfast.  We filled our belly's with croissants and beignets. Yum! Then we walked a short 10 min walk to the Barrage Vauban bridge which was built in the 17th century. The bridge sits on the river Ill.  Inside the bridge, one can find statues, and if you want a view of the river you can climb up two floors or take the elevator to the terrace.  Once you cross the bridge you enter into Petite France which is an area of town known for its Fachwerk Houses and cobblestone streets. Had it not been freezing cold and children in tote, I could have just spent all day walking up and down every little charming street. Jennifer and Buffi found a little shop to buy some souvenirs. The girls had fun playing at a little park on the banks of the river.  We then meandered in and out of all the shop on our way to the Cathedral. We stopped to spend some time at the flea market in the town square. The girls were hungry so I grabbed them some fries. It was so cold we stopped at Starbucks for a bathroom break and hot cocoa. Once we were warm again we continued our journey through a few more shops before making it to the Cathedral of Our Lady.  It is the world's sixth tallest church. Also famous for its astronomical clock located inside its walls which are currently under repair. We grabbed a little lunch, dessert, wandered a little more through some shops before making it back to our hotel where we collected our bags and headed home.  All in all, it was a perfect trip.  I would definitely love to go back in the summer months and continue to explore. Prepare for photo overload!


Kay said…
Thank you so much for your visit and comment. We shall be traveling in this area sometime this year and your photos have whetted my appetite.
NCSue said…
Oh wow - your photos are amazing!
Thanks so much for linking up at
Thanks for sharing this wonderful trip.
It looks and sounds really lovely, if a little cold!
Daniela said…
Strasbourg is truly a stunning city, thank you for catching all its charm in your wonderful shots!

With utmost gratitude,
I'm sending blessings on your way

XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)
carol l mckenna said…
Absolutely gorgeous photos of your journey ~ what a lovely place and to have your children with you ~ how wonderful!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
What a delightful trip. Your photos bring Strasbourgh to life for me. I can also feel the chill in the air. Now you have something to look forward to, a return trip.
Mandy said…
I'd love to return to Strasbourg, especially in the spring. The last time I was there, I was only there for a night and so we didn't get to explore the area too well or go inside the church. We did gorge ourselves on food, though. Love the German/French thing they have going on there. Is there anything different that you would do if you went again?
Nancy Chan said…
I enjoy following your tour through your photos. Great place with impressive buildings. I love the ice creams!
Klara S said…
Amazing city and wonderful captures.
What a lovely photo tour. This is a city that I've always wanted to visit and enjoyed seeing it through your eyes.
NatureFootstep said…
It is nice to walk around in places like this. Love the old buildings :)
Lady Fi said…
Wow - so beautiful!
Tom said…
...Kelleyn, WOW and that's a huge WOW! What a grogeous city, thanks for showing me around.
Sharon Wagner said…
Wonderful city tour. Wow! Those cones look like tasty works of art.
It does look like it's right out of a fairy tale! The treats look delicious too. Thanks for sharing your trip!
I loved traveling along with you this morning as I viewed your wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing. It brightened my day. :) The buildings and streets are beautiful to see, but my favorites are always of the littlekins that go along with you.

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betty-NZ said…
Such a fantastic tour, thanks for taking us along!
Jeanna said…
Is that the ice cream you wrote about before? You really make me want to see the sights with you! I laughed when I read how cold you were and saw you eating ice cream. I can't talk because tmw we are doing an ice cream for breakfast thing and will be lucky if it's in the double digits, lol.
Lovely to read about your adventures and to see all those photos. Enjoyed them all, including the food photos ... those icecreams in particular!
Cheers and happy travels :D)
I've heard so many wonderful things about Stroudsburg, and your photos show them all! So beautiful charming and delicious! Glad your travel buddy felt better to be able to go along. The flu is so bad here this year

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