Thursday May 14th 2015
As soon as we checked in everyone went to their rooms and passed out.
After a few hours of sleeping and watching our childhood neighbor’s ridiculous cooking show that only airs in Europe, Becky, Mom and I raided the fridge and pantry to figure out what we could throw together to feed everyone. We decided on pasta carbonara, which actually turned out quite well. We set the table for a nice meet and all enjoyed a nice meal together for the first time in quite a while. It was so wonderful to have the whole family together. After not too long we were asleep again in our rooms.
Friday May 15th 2015
Saturday May 16th 2015
Sunday May 17th 2015
We then made our way to the citadel. It looked over the city so amazingly. It was a great sight to see. Dad, Eric and I climbed the stairs all the way up as Michelle and Mom enjoyed a gondola ride. Eric and I stopped to take pictures at the level right before the top. Dad caught up as we were there and took our pictures. Then Dad ran up to the next level and did his victory cheer, claiming that he reachd the top first. The actual fort was alright. They used a light simulation to show you what it was like to be in the middle of the action. We then took a tour, which although was quite good happened to be in three languages, which made it pretty slow. We got some good history and an amazing view over the city. The best part was a simulation they had at the end that showed what it is like to be in a shelter a bomb hit. There was a bunker simulation, then you went down a flight of steps and everything was tilted. Eric, who I ran out to bring into the area, came downstairs and went flying into the wall because he didn't expect it. The whole experience was hilarious. Just the five of us were in there and we were laughing at the experience and each other as no one could keep their balance.