Days 2-5 of my recent whirlwind visit to Europe were spent in Germany.  Steph and I took the bullet train to Frankfurt, met up with my mother and her friend Elfi, and then spent the next few days visiting various small German towns including the incredibly picturesque Heidelberg.  The highlight of the trip was a family reunion, as it was my 100-year-old German grandmother’s birthday!  Here are some of the photos I took – Steph has quite a few more which I will be posting soon.