This morning's optional excursion was a walk through the Black Forest.
The ground was covered with fallen leaves with beautiful
wildflowers. Wild apple trees were in abundance.
Moss covered trees
Farmers stack their wood, these are for auctions.
They auction off the stacks to make extra income.
Varieties of mushrooms, though not all are safe to be eaten.
The Black Toadstool
Included was a tasting of Black Forest Cake.
A steam train ride through the forest concluded the morning.