Rooster and I decided to wait until the day cooled off to explore River Place Shops. This replica of a Bavarian village offered a wide assortment of shops that offered everything from wedding cakes to dragons. It became the perfect way for us to spend the first evening of our Frankenmuth adventure.
The small village offered a range of unique Bavarian architecture. Rooster and I imagined being transport to a village in Germany a hundred years in the past. The fun part was exploring these imaginative shops.
Buildings we saw on the first evening of our Frankenmuth adventure
This tall building seemed to dominate the area.
This shop had an extensive amount of medieval merchandise for sale. I called it the dragon store.
The Funky Skunk specialized in Irish merchandise.
Rooster and I walked the deserted streets looking to get into some Bavarian trouble, but didn’t find any.
They had a cool clock. We always knew the time.
This guy was either dead or a mannequin.
We found a punch of cool stuff to buy.
Rooster and I met some local on the first evening of our Frankenmuth adventure
And there be dragons in Frankenmuth.
More dragons to see.
We found a cute baby dragons.
We even found a Frankenmoose. I didn’t know such an animal existed.
We crossed the Cass River on the first evening of our Frankenmuth adventure
Rooster and I crossed the covered bridge in search of a store that only sold cheese. Rooster has always wanted to visit one of these shops. The biggest disappointment of our trip being it didn’t give away free samples.
The Cheese Haus mascot appears to be a mouse.
They thought of everything including the perfect photo op.
A cool lion in the window caught our attention. The picture of our reflection shows our skinner selves in the reflection.
The Bavarian Inn shouldn’t be confused with the Bavarian Lodge. We heard they serve a wonderful chicken dinner here, which seems to be a thing in Frankenmuth. Rumor had it the price was edgy at forty dollars a plate. We passed on the experience beca
One of the most interesting things we discovered was a large fountain that reminded me of characters straight out of the pages of Stephan Kings Dark Tower Series. These two dancers looked a lot like I imagined the Gunslinger and Susan would look if they danced. I don’t know if there is any correlation between Frankenmuth and the series, but seeing these two sent chills up my spine.
We walked back across the covered bridge to watch two male peacocks face off with one another. The fight that took place was over the blue one trying to mate with a female. The white one would have none of it. Rooster claims you will find a female at the center of most fights between males no matter the species. I think it is much easier for me to blame a woman than to take responsibility for their actions.
We got tired of watching the aggressive birds square off with one another and decided to go back to the room. Our first day in Frankenmuth turned into a wonderful adventure. I can’t waitto see where we will explore on day two.
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14 thoughts on “The First Evening of Our Frankenmuth Adventure”
You do some fun things Molly!
Wow, great pictures! Looks like quite the adventure 😀
Cool pics! I like the tower couple 🤩
I thought they were cool. Thank you for reading.
Dancing in those hats made sure the partners kept each other at arm’s length!
Awesome! I loved when my dad was stationed at Rhein Main AB in the Frankfurt, Germany area when I was a kid. Fond memories of an absolutely beautiful, clean place! Austria too! That’s cool that you got to see a replica! Looks like so much fun!
It was fun. Thank you for reading my post.
Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your travelogue. You and rooster are such good photographers and chroniclers.