I got invited back to teach a weekend of classes in Birmingham by the wonderful ladies at Birds of a Feather, so we decided to make a vacation out of it and the whole family came along! It was gorgeous weather as we flew out of Munich. Lufthansa is my favorite airline. Just sayin'.
Jane was my seat mate. She is something! This is the first time the pressure changes really got to her and she was so upset about her ears :( Note to self: bring lollipops next time!
I spy Birmingham off to the left.
A legit mall! It's been ages since we've been in a real mall!
The hip area down by the aquarium complete with 19th century wharf style buildings and canals.
More snippets from the day.
There was construction all through the heart of the city. Chamberlain Square was completely inaccessible to foot traffic, but it was visible from observatory windows in the library.
They went back to the Bullring Shopping Center and Jane got to make her first Build-A-Bear! She was a pro at helping stuff the T-rex she picked out.
One night for dinner we went to a strip mall in Walsall and had some delicious Italian food at a place called Bella Italia.
My little something.