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Unfortunately, it wasn’t all blissful. We spent a good part of the morning looking for our hotel. Once we found it, we realized that it was pretty gross, and the rooms were so tiny that there would be nowhere to make a little bed for Amelia. Plus, they didn’t have our reservation. We decided that this was a mercy, and that we were off the hook. The next couple of hours were spent trying to decide how much time we should spend looking for an affordable hotel room, and whether maybe we should just go home that evening. And another hour looking. Fortunately, we found one, and it was pretty cute and clean.
By this time it was late in the afternoon. We brought our stuff to our room, and Jeff and I had a huge misunderstanding which resulted in him walking all over town with Amelia looking for me when she should have been napping, and me waiting in the hotel room, eager for her to get her nap over with so I could go browse some stores! By the time they got back, it was getting dark, and most shops were closing.
There was a French restaurant that had gotten some good press at Lonely Planet that Jeff had wanted to try. We showed up there ravenous, and found out that they wouldn’t open for 20 more minutes. So we waited outside, till they opened. Then they were all hoity-toity about the fact that we didn’t have a reservation, and let us know (twice) that we could only keep our table for two hours. Seriously, what family of three (one part 4 year old) really stays at the table that long anyway? Jeff and I ordered their prix fixe menu that included three courses for about the price of an entree. Amelia had a king prawn appetizer (she loves shrimp, and I think it’s partly because I am terribly allergic to it, and she is always so smug when she eats it!) Well, for all that pretension, the food was lousy. All of it. I had a piece of salmon that had not been de-boned, and I had quite a little pile of bones on my plate by the end of the meal. Not a problem in Asia, but a little ridiculous in this case. At least it had been relatively affordable. We checked that one off the list, and went back to our hotel to spend the night.
To add to the “lousy” list, Jeff had some sort of eye irritation that resulted in having one eye almost swollen shut. He was a great sport, and didn’t let it stop us from doing our best to enjoy our time, but it’s hard to be away from home when something weird like that happens. That’s why there are not any pictures of his face here, in case you were wondering!
So, there were some disappointments. But we still had a really lovely time. All of the hangups just hardened our resolve to get back there and try again! It was really great to just be together as a family, and be in an amazing city. And I really cannot say how incredible the weather was! Thank you, Nuremburg!