We spent 2 days in Düsseldorf, Germany. Actually, we stayed in a suburb called Ratingan at the in-laws of my friend, Anne. However we went into Düsseldorf both days we were there. The weather the entire time was pretty abysmal, especially for August, but this did not stop us from exploring. Sunday morning in Ratingan we were all soaked on our way to breakfast at a lovely bakery. Breakfast, while damp, was quite delicious. There was a lot of construction going on downtown, which Anne says has been going on for years. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing. I don’t know enough to judge.
In any case, we made it around the construction zone and wandered up and down lovely alleyways to the Rhine. At the Rhine, the sky in the distance looked quite menacing, so we beat a fast track back to the car. We seemed to miss the rain, which was a first for the trip.
I snapped some photos of my beautiful daughter along the Rhine and with her umbrella. Her smile is truly breathtaking.