Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ein Grossartiger Tag in Deutschland (A Great Day in Germany)

We have been working on our flat all day every day. One evening, I decided to have a nice little Italian dinner with some wine for us. It was a beautiful evening, so we sat out on our balcony.

Here’s a picture of the small anti-pasta Italian meal I put together of olives, fresh mozzarella, onion, tomato, fresh basil and drizzled with rosemary oil, and warm tomato breadsticks. The wine, Bardolino is from an area on Lake Garda in Italy. 

On Friday, after a long day of painting and running errands, we finally sat down with a nice cold brew of Grafenwalder Pils. Early this year, I bought one of the glasses so I could put in the freezer for my nice cold beers. At the time, my Love said he didn’t need one. After taking a sip from a previous beer we had, he picked up one for himself. I introduced him to a nice cold American brew. 

Yesterday, we had a full day. First we went to a flea market in the morning, and then went bike riding around by the Lake with my Love’s brother and his children. I thought I’d have some difficulties since I haven’t rode a bike in 3-years, but I did fine. We had a nice lunch at the Lake, and it was fun hanging out with his brother’s children. Below are a few pictures I snapped during my bike ride. 

From there, my Love and I went to Blankenstein to have some ice cream. Here are a few pictures of the area where we rested our aching bodies from biking. 

In the evening, we met up with my Love’s brother and went to a Knight’s Festival. The festival was setup around the Castle Burgaltendorf. It’s so cool experiencing a festival in another country. Below are a few pictures of the castle and festival.

Hope you had a nice weekend.

Bicycling and Adventure,


  1. Hi Denise, Best wishes for your new life in Germany. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos. It looks like you are getting settled in and enjoying your new home.
    I love that castle staircase. It looks like something that you would just have to climb . . . just to see where it leads you.
    Have a wonderful day, Connie :)

    1. Hi Connie, Thanks for stopping by and checking the pictures out.

      I made sure to climb the castle staircase. No vertigo this time. :)

  2. O my, what a lovely post thank you! Makes me feel enthused to enjoy travelling as long as it is possible! Off to Crete (via UK, from Johannesburg South Africa) for a week - a place I have never been!

  3. Hello Susan, So nice of you to stop by and comment. Have a great time in Crete!