On the weekend we hopped in the car and headed up to Freiburg to check out the Christmas markets there (Linda is a big fan of Christmas markets and where better to go than Germany to check them out).
Freiburg and despite a late start to our trip we still managed to see some of the town in the afternoon and check out the Christmas markets in Rathausplatz and Münsterplatz.
Schiltach which is meant to be one of the most picturesque of the black forest towns. We drove through the forest, which was pretty much what you'd expect - dark fir trees covered in snow - although I don't think we went far enough off the beaten track to get a real feeling for the place.
Schauinsland cable car into the forest - another scene of fir trees covered in snow. We watched the sun set, and finally found ourselves a slice of of black forest cake to eat, before heading back to our car and a speedy trip home in the car (I'm still waiting to see if any speeding tickets wind up in our mailbox).