Today was my last full day in Europe. The morning was spent in Stuttgart. I introduced Carol to my new favorite craft store and made a few last purchases.
My suitcases are overflowing, but this is small. I'm sure I'll be able to squeeze it in!
The day's main event, however, was a trip to Marbach Stud in Gomadingen.
Marbach Stud is Germany's oldest state-run stud farm, with a history that dates back over five hundred years.
Visitors are welcome to walk through the barns, and we did that.
Unfortunately, Tuesday afternoon in mid-January isn't the best time to visit Marbach. The museum and gift shop were closed, and most of the horses were tucked away in stalls. Other than a riding lesson in the indoor arena, not much was happening.
Still, it was a nice, laid-back way to spend a couple hours. I hope to go back someday when it's a little more lively.
I can't believe my time here is all but over. It's been a really wonderful twenty eight days.
As happy as I am to be heading home, I know that by this time tomorrow I will already be missing Stuttgart, Europe and especially, Carol.