Our first outing after we moved here last August was a trip to Bern-Kastel Kues for their annual wine festival. We had such a great time that we were looking forward to 2015 so we could do it again! Members of our stake head down early enough to put down blankets all together. The town is situated along the Mosel river, and when it gets dark enough (like 9:30 pm!), there is an amazing fireworks show that depicts a battle once fought here between a boat and the castle. Seriously--most amazing fireworks show I've ever seen. No joke. I thought we might all have hearing damage afterwards. Isla was NOT a fan. Luckily, about half way through she finally decided to stop crying and just let Nate hold her ears shut.
Before the show starts, we just wander around with friends. There is one side that is a lot like a carnival or fair. The kids love that part. We even let the kids do the trampoline thingy where you are hooked up to a harness and get to bounce super high. This year we ventured the other way to go purchase some grape juice, and found a whole other side of the party. Next year we will spend more time there. There were live bands, adorable buildings, yummy food...much better than carnival rides in my opinion. ;) Can't wait for next year!