The Curious Mind of a Toddler in Fussen, Germany

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It’s obvious to see that when Mom isn’t within arms reach, Athena is looking for trouble. I don’t mind though; that’s what toddlers do and how they learn. We explored Fussen, Germany by foot yesterday. Rather than bringing the stroller and pushing Athena around while she just sat there, I let her wonder and choose the places and sights that she wanted to visit. We had an open evening and it was a perfect way to let her have some fun. I caught her curious mind in a short serious of photos and thought it would be interesting to share. Watch as the water fountain catches her attention.

Athena in Fussen, Germany

Athena in Fussen, Germany

Athena in Fussen, Germany

Athena in Fussen, Germany

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Curious Athena in Fussen, GermanyCurious Athena in Fussen, GermanyYou can see the wheels turning. It’s obvious what she’s going to do. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we remained this curious for the rest of our lives? I bet all of our bucket lists would grow ten-fold. Try to remember the curiosity of your childhood today and go have some fun.

****Our trip to Germany is sponsored by the German National Tourist Board but all thoughts, ideas, and options are my own.***

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30 thoughts on “The Curious Mind of a Toddler in Fussen, Germany

  1. i kest love having kids round dat age so much fun, athena an her new better different language an ways to express thingz is so fun then , enjoy the moments whilst ya can , an keep on keepin on 🙂 Q

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  2. You have a very beautiful little daughter Lesley, she looks much like her mother 😀
    It is wonderful to let kids explore the world this way, and she is so concentrated and curios about what is going on 😀

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  3. Adorable. She a treasure! She’ll grow up with lots of experience to help her along life’s journey. She’s one lucky girl to grow up traveling, exploring and satisfying her curiosity, let alone all the experiences you two share and continue to do so. ❤

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  4. Somewhere in Fuessen, there is a series of 6 black stone pillars, each with a smaller stone on top which spins from the water coming out of each pillar. It’s a fountain — by any chance, did you see that one? It’s near a Tourist Information Center.

    I bet Athena would get a kick out of it. Man, that kid is growing up so fast! What a cutie.

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  5. They are great pictures. You can really see the look of wonder in your daughters eyes. I remember as a kid always trying to push the boundaries of what would and wouldn’t get me in trouble. It must be a part of our DNA as I saw it in my kids.

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  6. This has become one my favorite things about traveling now, watching how my kids explore it on thier own. Try giving her your phone or camera to take pictures with. It’s fun to see what they find interesting (and you realize exactly they can and can’t see at thier height level).

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  7. May I ask you why all Americans go to Füssen? My friends from California, who visited me recently went there as well to hike. I say, come to Tyrol, have a look at Innsbruck in Austria and the mountains around, you will a. not regret it and b. you probably will enjoy it even more 😉

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  8. I liked this. I had lived in London for two years then my mom came over for her 60th and we did the usual tourist sites of London. To see everything again with “newness” and wonder… was awesome. eyes of a child or a first time travellor 🙂

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  9. She’s adorable. She’s pretty lucky to be growing up exploring and learning away from just the classroom. I’m sure when she gets older she won’t have too much left to check off her bucket list.

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