We leave on Thursday the 28th and will spend a couple days with Katherine's family in New York and then fly to Munich from there on the 30th. I got to meet some of Katherine's family in January and had a lot of fun so this will be a great way to start the vacation.
My dad is actually in Germany on vacation visiting my brother. He got there two days ago and they have a couple of days in Germany, most of their trip in Northern Italy and then a couple days at the end in Germany. They are will be enjoying the wine that region has to offer - the subtleties and intricacies of wine are lost on me as of yet. Maybe Stephanie, my brother's wife and a big wine-o, will teach me and get me hooked but right now I'm glad I don't have the desire to indulge in that expensive interest.
By the time we get to Germany it will be the last couple days of my dad's trip. When we get there we are going to be tired, jet-lagged, et cetera and we will have a full day with them at Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau - I forsee some 5-hr energy in our futures. On their last day we will accompany them locally around Ansbach, the nearest city to my brother's house, for a relaxing day to wind down from their travels and from there the rest of our adventure will continue - I'm so excited!