Tagged with weekend fun

Oktoberfesting

Year two. This time, we were on our own. No German friends to trail behind or hang onto like security blankets. This time, we were the “knowledgeable” ones trusted with getting ourselves and four friends some beer, some rides and a train ride home. Eek. At 8am Monday morning, following a day of race track … Continue reading

Cars, racetracks and leopard print

On Sunday, we all took a break from the lederhosen and dirndls in preparation for an Oktoberfest visit the following day. However, the boys didn’t get much in the line of rest because at 6am they were headed out the door and on their way to the Nurburgring (not to be confused with the city … Continue reading

More Cowbell

A few weeks ago, we had a couple of visitors. They were here for Oktoberfest, German food and possibly, to see us as well. Within three hours of landing, we’d found them Lederhosen. In less than 18 hours, we were all in our finest Southern German attire and were headed south. Oktoberfest may have been … Continue reading

Women’s World Cup 2011

We found new friends and face-painting. Tailgating, American foods and English. Excellent soccer and excellent seats. American fans, Japanese fans, and Germans that just wanted to see a good game. Happily watching probably our strongest game yet. A much celebrated, albeit disappointing outcome. (Although Japan certainly earned it and likely needed the win more than … Continue reading

Der Schwarzwald

In turns out that just like in Seattle, winter in Ulm turned us into hermits, with trips to the Saturday market really our only excitement for the last bit of February and early March. With the gray skies and 4:30pm darkness, it was much easier to hibernate in the apartment than do any sort of … Continue reading