I am over here today for a rad interview. It was a lot of fun, so...
Rats are relatively unconventional pets. However, they are intelligent, sociable, and insanely adorable, and any pet you raise with the love Courtney had for Mike is going to be near and dear to your heart. And Mike was extra special.
He is, to date, the sweetest rodent I have ever met. He would lick your hand with a big, sloppy tongue, and, unlike most rodents, he loved to cuddle and be petted across his roly-poly back.
His mother loves him dearly, and, when watching them together, you can tell he loved her a lot too. They'd been together since Mike was a li'l one and definitely had a special bond.
I have no doubt that God cares a lot even for His littlest creatures, and by the grace of God, Courtney happened to come visit Mike just yesterday morning, his last day here. I am so happy they got to play together one last time.
It is heartbreaking to lose a pet that is so precious. Say a quick prayer for Mike's momma, if you have the chance.
So long, sweet Mike. You are missed.
|The famous "Neuschwanstein" Castle, which at one point housed Louie the Somethingth. I think.|
Better known [?] as the Cinderella Castle.
|The King [or duke? no, I think it was a king...i think.] was pretty obsessed with some swans.|
Me, I would probably pick a fiercer castle mascot. Like maybe a liger.
|Erin and her shingles!|
Shingles, by the way, is not an STD, in case you were confused like I was.
|"Hey Hon, we're going hiking up a really steep hill to see a castle in the hot hot heat today!"|
"Oh sweet I'll put on my special occasion outfit."
Black leather is super appropriate for everything.
|The castles were situated on a mountain overlooking the most beautiful blue lake.|
|Rowing on the lake.|
|You should know that it is super against the rules to take pictures on the inside of the castle.|
But I am both clever and sneaky, so I did it anyways.
|Until the tour guide lady yelled super loudly at me.|
In front of a group 50 odd tourists.
Yeah, that was a little bit awkward and embarrassing for me.
And probably for Erin. Probably.
|This "effect" is called cinema scope.|
I like it. Though it doesn't really seem castle-y.
|And on the way back from the castle, Erin and I stopped to look at the world's largest KFC, located in Munich. It has its own parking deck.|
You are a little jealous, aren't you?
Long overdue - so sorry!
The pictures are all out of order, but I bet you can tell we had a pretty good time anyways.
By the way - read the review I wrote about our hostel. Ahem.
Onwards to Paris.
By the way, it's a really good think I painted those little sausages, because otherwise I would have been the only girl in Europe without fancy toes.
|Oh that would so not fly in America.|
|FRENCH onion soup|
genuine french cuisine
|Completely ignoring the Eiffel Tower and sliding down the stairs instead.|
I like the way she thinks.
|Gare de Lyon|
|Celebrating Native American heritage in Paris since...this picture was taken.|
|Someone sure is serious about her eating|
|Photobombing comes naturally to this one...|
|it has to be around here somewhere...|
|A poorly timed jumping picture in front of Notre Dame|
|This guy came up and hugged me and then got super-offended when I told him I didn't want him in my picture.|
Well, there I go again, offending the Europeans.
|I can't even pretend to know how to say the name of this church correctly.|
|The most vicious light you've ever seen?|