After a late arrival last night we woke up at 0900. Actually Lucas, in his role as family alarm clock, woke everyone up with a, “everyone get up, it’s sunny!”
After adding some money to the parking meter we had a nice breakfast in the hotel courtyard.
We then ventured out to explore Colmar. It was raining, but we made the best of exploring this picturesque Alsacian town. It had several markets, a canal system, a cathedral, and is filled with renaissance buildings.
We explored the markets filled with wonderful foods like cheeses, meats, fruits, and pretzels!
We also walked the canals and through the winding streets of the old town. On the way we had to stop and sampled fresh macaroons: pistachio, raspberry, chocolate, orange, rum raisin, and original.
Our last stop was the old town hall and cathedral before going to lunch at for traditional Alsacian fare.
We went back to the hotel to dry off and decided to explore the surrounding wine region by travelling the Rue du Vin. This amazing road traverses the vineyards and through the small wine making towns which really show the character of the area.
After returning, we had a nice dinner of meats, melon, roast chicken, and scampi.