Tags: Castles, english, Germany, humor, photos, sarcasm, travel
My pal Markus decided that we needed to go to Heildelberg to the Castle grounds and wander as it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We parked the car and looked up the hill. There it was, as it was last time I was in there, very eery yet beautiful.
I assummed (ass-u-me) that we would go the same way I had went in last time. Up a nice stable incline to the front of the grounds. Let’s just say I assumed way wrong.
We ended up climbing the STAIRS OF DEATH.
315 of them. Straight up. On the bright side, I felt bad that I thought I was gonna have a heart attack because I smoke and I was climbing stairs… until my non-smoking mommy almost fell out too!! Thanks for making me feel good about being me, Mom!! I loves ya!
And here are Mommy & Me at the top in the gardens. Three weeks later, I can say it was worth the climb.
Although in total ruins from WWII…
…it’s still a very beautiful place…
“I’ll give ya $5 if you’ll jump across and act like you’re makin out with that pee-ing statue,” I picked at my Mom. “Obed (her pastor) will never know. I swear I won’t tell anybody.”
“Ya right, you take pictures of everything and use them for your benefit,” she quipped back.
She’s right. I’d have saved it as leverage for later… “Be nice, or I’ll send this picture of you to the ladies group, Missy.” That’s just the way I roll. (Kidding).
So, the front of the place is actually in pretty good shape, considering bombs were droppin all around.
Rumor has it that the last Prince to reside in the castle, was beside himself with the recent lady troubles he was having… that he jumped….
… and all that was left was his footprint where he hit the ground so hard…