MobilyTrip. I had a test run with the app before I left and it seemed like it would do well to track my journey and to post pictures of where I was along the way. Well it failed me, so now I will load the pictures the hard way (or rather easy way since the app was utter shit).
Hohenschwangau Castle on a path to start the ascent to Neuschwanstein Castle. It was super crisp out which was rather nice because the hike would have warmed us too much had it been a sunny day.
Cobblestone paths were my downfall in Germany. I have a weak ankle due to previous injuries to it (ah to be young and careless). The combination of cobblestone walk ways, poor footwear support and the bitter cold made walking so unbearable! Pretty much after this day, I had to wrap it for the remainder of my trip. (My foot is still swollen and I have limited mobility still! Over a month ago!)
Chocolate Museum in Cologne. I recommend it the chocolate AND the museum, it's worth it and lots of hotels/hostels have 2 for 1 discount coupons for it too. TRAVEL TIP: I recommend heading to the area where you can order a special Lindt chocolate bar to your liking. Take a little slip; pick the type of chocolate and mixes to go with it and turn in your paper to have the chocolate made. Then tour the museum that way you don't end up waiting for the chocolate to be made. It will be made while you are exploring the museum. The website doesn't say anything about this but it is super crowded in there! So waiting around can be a wee bit hot and stuffy. So enjoy the museum while your concoction is made. Also, the gift shop is worth checking out, it can hurt your pocket book so browse around for those little gems before loading up on common candies.
I think the hardest part was coming home to explain to Joey what happened to poor little Usagi. It really wasn't anyone's fault. He just jumped out of my backpack and we didn't notice until it was too late (5 minutes or so). I think I will need to replace him soon because he was awesome not to mention he had bendable ears. On my next journey I will have to think of a good way to secure my travel partner to me or my belongings.