Our trip back to Saudi also included a Germany stopover. My cousin Ryan recommended a little town called Freiburg, about two hours from Frankfurt, so we stored our luggage at the airport and hopped on a train to this gorgeous town. Lucky for us, some old friends drove over from Zurich to spend the day with us. It's been 7 years since we have seen each other, and we now both have little ones that are so very loved. Meeting Marate was wonderful, and we spent the day walking around the town and playing in the parks. Germany's parks are so beautiful in that they have brought nature into the city by placing logs and trees as climbing areas. I fell in love with Freiburg's quaintness and walkability.
Unfortunately, Sojo ate something weird at the Frankfurt airport that made her very sick on the way home. It was a nightmare for her to be on the plane, (and a bit for us, too, but only because she puked on me!) and she was so uncomfortable. When we finally arrived in Saudi, we still had a two-hour drive to our house. Bummer for her that she slept through all the camels crossing the road. The juxtaposition of wooded Germany in the morning and camels in the afternoon was pretty darn cool. Although the trip was packed with tons of fun, it was still good to be home in our other favorite desert.