Woohoo!!! Attending Rosenmontags Festival today is beyond description, the hooping, hollering and joy was infectious, and everyone was in attendance, including this American ( I even dressed up as little red riding hood, sans wolf.) Here is a bit of history (which I had to look up to get a better understanding.) Compliments of Wikepedia … Continue reading RosenMontags, Deutschland
A twist on a classic of Beer and Pizza night, Thomas and I enjoyed an evening out at Zum Hoepfner Pub in Ittersbach with Pilsners and Flammkuchen--Lecker!!! Lots of laughter and good times, listening to the tunes playing, chatter of fellow pub patrons, and enjoying a fun evening out.
https://youtu.be/ait3RPQw2vU Meeting new and fun people is always nice--and what better place than to meet them in my German courses. Tatenda is from Zimbabwe and desired to adventure more here in Germany so we headed off together, enjoying lunch first, and then to the Monastary Ruins in Frauenalb for a wonderful and fun afternoon … Continue reading Wintery wonderland
For the last several weeks, we (my german lady friends) and I have been for coffee, conversation, and culture---well, mostly just to talk in English as both desire to improve their English communication skills--and had asked me to meet with them more often for practice--always a fun way to learn and I really enjoy … Continue reading Breakfast for Dinner
Date nights are always fun!! Thomas and I ventured to downtown Ettlingen to the Irish Pub on the Alb River!!! The barkeep speaks very good English, which is always a big perk for me. The good news?? We had a lovely date night but i also found a place that serves a pretty good Grog, … Continue reading Date Night at the Irish Pub
According to the Golden Legend, the narrative episode of Saint George and the Dragon took place somewhere he called "Silene", in Libya; the Golden Legend is the first to place this story in Libya as a sufficiently exotic locale, where a dragon might be found. In the tenth-century Georgian narrative, the place is the fictional … Continue reading The Legend of…St. George, the dragon slayer
The German word 'Schloss' has many meanings in English, it can mean 'castle' 'Manor' 'Estate' and so many more things!!! This particular 'Schloss' was residence of some nobility and a politcal statement of the noblemans success. The upper floor also hosts an amazing array of musical playing devices from the late 19th century and early … Continue reading Schloss Bruchsal, Bruschal, Germany
Once upon a time...a long, long time ago, I dreamt of excitment, not tripping over uneven cobble stones, which is how I literally stumbled across some amazing things on the streets of Freiburg--I think, therefore I am not sure, that these were once markers of cities, trades or something that were once welcome into the … Continue reading Hobbled by Cobbles, Freiberg, Germany