Willkommen to Frankenmuth!The name "Frankenmuth" is a combination of two words: Franken stands for the Province of Franconia in Bavaria. That's the town from where the settlers of this town came. The second part of Frankenmuth comes from mut, meaning courage; thus, the name Frankenmuth means courage of the Franconians.
|Zehnder's Holz Brucke (wooden bridge)|
Even though the thermometer outside the Bavarian Inn indicates a temperature in the 70's, it's off at least 20 degrees as I know it's really somewhere in the mid 90's today. Humidity adds insult to injury. We are determined to try to enjoy our day here in Frankenmuth anyway. There are lots of shade trees and a nice, cool looking river runs through this area (below the bridge) but it is hot, make no mistake.
|Under the shade trees along the rivers edge. |
In this picture, even the pups are hot as evidenced by Lexie's panting.
A little breeze came along just in time to blow Ozzie's ear hair.
|Wayne and the pups in their stroller. |
This is the location of the original chicken dinner restaurant.
|This is the current Zehnder's Chicken Restaurant. |
In 1888 a hotel was at this location. Not sure if it was the same building.
|One last photo in Frankenmuth. Taken under the laughing yodelers of Frankemuth, I suspect.|
As you can see from more pink tongued, panting dogs, it's just too hot to enjoy much more of this sweet little town.
Another destination in Frankenmuth is Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, which bills itself as the World's Largest Christmas Store. It's just not something either of us is interested in seeing so we passed it by. Our next destination is an ice-cold, creamy drink for lunch at the local Sonic Drive-In.
|Ozzie and Lexie take a break in direct line of the car's air conditioner vent.|
Tomorrow, we'll continue the short ride to Port Huron where we'll enter Canada for a few days.