June also brought our first family visitor...Zach is Ben's second cousin and we were thrilled to show him around southern Germany for 2 weeks of his summer break before his senior year of high school. He was quickly christened into our household by our lovable little Rascal.
Zach's first weekend coincided with the Ehrwald Fires (Austria), a summer solstice celebration.
We enjoyed the views of the fires from the Panorama restaurant with a group of American and German friends.
Before we settled in for dinner we hiked a bit up the mountain and took some pictures of the beautiful evening.
The fires are pretty indescribable. They make new shapes every year, and you try and guess what they are as they are being lit...it's amazing.