I lived in a big flat state with hills down south. I lived in a state surrounded by beach. And now I live in a state with Mountains AND Beach. I think that's pretty cool. What I didn't realize when we moved here, was that if you drive up north and wind around the hilly roads eventually, you turn a corner.......and VOILA.
You're in the Alps.
Did you know? I mean I HEARD they had a cute little village but who KNEW? Full of shops and restaurants. And the COOLEST Train layout some little boys I know had ever seen - at Charlemagne's Kingdom.
Fresh mountain air, a day of shopping and dinner at German restaurant made for a fun family day out. And one how can you not like a German village that features Elvis driving around handing out beads.
And best of all - they had a candy Factory selling CHOCOLATE DINOSAURS!! Just like in the Old Country.