I took last week off to spend with Ginger and the boys. It had been quite a while since I had taken time off and it was very much needed. We didn’t really go anywhere, instead just hung around our neck of the woods and relaxed and spent time together. I was very glad that I didn’t have to plan any major trips – which can sometimes be a logistical nightmare with 2 boys, a dog and a cat! On one of the days, we hopped the train down to Karlsruhe, where right across the street from the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) lies a very beautiful garden area and zoo. It was a gorgeous day – and I’m pretty sure all the animals were happy to see me (well… us!). Enjoy the pics!