Here are some happenings from the past month!
Ludwig had a soccer tournament! It was a lot of fun watching him and socializing with the fam. I think I completely embarrassed him by taking a ridiculous amount of pictures. Here are some highlights.
|Check out Ludwig and his crazy goalie skillz!|
|Father and son|
|The biggest fan|
|I also got to meet another Ludwig's cousin, Andrea.|
I also did some crazy blueberry picking. I love love love blueberries, I have been eating them almost everyday.
|You can eat as much as you want while you pick the blueberries and pay only for what you take home. Not a bad deal!|
|My main squeeze ;)|
|I am kinda obsessed with that little tiny spider in the middle.|
|At the end we collected 7kg, I think.|
|Rubber boots were a requirement since it was muddy and cool.|
|I love you THIS much!|
|mother and son|
Destination: Schleissheim Palace wiki
Swim: Kuh Lake
|On the way to the palace we stopped by a lake and had a 25min swim. I think Bavaria has the best lakes I have ever swam in. They are clean, for the most part quite, and free!|
|Step into the cool and refreshing water!|
|We were basically the only people there!|
|Here is an awkward picture of me.|
|Then we got to the palace, but unfortunately it was closed since it was Monday and they were getting ready for a huge party for all the big wigs in the Bavarian government.|
|Lots of statues and perfectly groomed gardens.|
|This is my new background|
|And this is where we had our picnic, not too shabby right ;)|
Swim: some lake
We had very good luck with both our trips, the weather was great and no rain. Today it has been raining here ALL DAY LONG. So I hate the cold and the rain, but I love how everything here is green, not brown and yellow like in Colorado and Texas. I think I am just more used to no change in the weather for months and when things change you are in a different season. Here the weather changes all the time, and when making weekend plans, the weather is a hot topic, no pun intended.
This trip was full of adventure! During the first 10K Ursula got stung by a bee under her eye. Thanks to my always prepared husband, I had his first aid kit with us which had a remedy for almost everything, including bug bites. When I was contemplating on taking the FirstAid with us, I was thinking--'if I take it then we will definitely used it, it happens every time'. I guess I was right. In any case, I was glad I had it.
I've been wanting to go to Augsburg for long time now. It is a very old city actually founded by Romans, blah blah blah, if you are interested you can wiki it. The city was very interesting, reminded me a bit of Basel, pretty crowded with tourist and very hot. We hung around a bit and went to the Town Hall and saw the Golden Room. Then we walked around for a bit, ate ice-cream and then started our journey back home.
|The golden room|
I did not take a lot of pictures in Augsburg mainly because I was already dead and was not really in the mood for snapping photos. On the way back, we saw a real snake, bunnies, and a lot of naked people at the lake. Germans LOVE being naked. The puritan in me is outraged--'you are not animals, put on some clothes!' I am sure I will get used to it just like I got used to seeing Americans swim with shorts and T-shirts on top of their bathing suits. Humans are weird. In any case the swim was perfect, refreshing and rejuvenating after biking for a few hours.
The rest of the trip was pretty brutal, lots of hills and wind. Needles to say I was completely dead! And today was my first day in a while where I got to catch up with things, like laundry, cleaning, writing emails, writing this ginormous post....hope you are still reading.
In all honesty I am a bit tired of the typical vacation: big city, hotel, site seeing, eating fatty and expensive food in restaurants, I am all about combining exercise and travel these days. It is cheaper, healthier and in my opinion a lot more fun.
Today I also took a really nice bath, did my nails and shaved my legs, ok I get it, tmi. Well it was a great day!
|I took a nice Lemon Balm bubble bath that my husband got for me from his JOB!|
His company makes all types of bio-degradable, ecologically friendly,
cleaning products! And some of those products are bubble baths :)
Great for me since I LOVE anice relaxing bath! HWR Chemie
You all have a grea rest of the week!