And now some pictures from a recent Sunday trip to the 2016 Bayerische Landesausstellung, “Bier in Bayern” in Aldersbach. This was a fabulous exhibition put on by the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte, a state historical agency that holds exhibitions around the state. The hosts for this exhibition were the former Cisternian kloister, now a parish… Continue reading Ausflug: Bier in Bayern
Last Friday, after months of saying, “Hey, I should ride into town with Roland some morning and use the U-Bahn to explore while he’s at work” I finally did. My destination was the Lenbachhaus, which owns the world’s largest collection of work by Der Blaue Reiter, a group of early-20th century painters who worked mostly… Continue reading Photo Post: Cats of Munich
Roland has asked me to please post some photos so people know I am not just sitting at home (although if I *were* just sitting at home, there might be more posts. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.). During the Easter break from my language course, Roland had an afternoon appointment with a… Continue reading Photo Post: Ravensburg
The usual apologies for silence–laptop had a Blue Screen of Death at the beginning of January after a driver update and it took awhile to get sorted out. Seems to be OK now; many photos to catch up on. Last Sunday we took a drive over to Landsberg am Lech, west of Munich, to see… Continue reading Sunday Excursion: Landsberg am Lech
New Year’s Eve in Germany is called Silvester, as Dec 31 is the feast day of a pope by that name. Why him and not Felis silvestris? I’m not sure. Possibly because the traditional German celebration includes setting off copious amounts of fireworks–they started in our neighborhood around 5 p.m. with the grand finale lasting… Continue reading Frohes neues Jahr!
Happy Second Christmas Day! Shops and offices are closed on December 26, so a short post before we drive somewhere for a nice walk (today is sunny with a high of 53°F) and more Christmas later. I’m told it is not unusual for there to be no snow at Christmastime in Freising, but the spring… Continue reading Fröhliche Weihnachten!
The theme for my parents’ visit was “Christmas Markets” and now I will be sharing some photos. On the first Saturday of their visit, we went up the road a bit to Ingolstadt. Overnight there was snow, and it fairly quickly turned to a soaking rain, but that was no reason not to enjoy a… Continue reading Christkindlmarkt: Ingolstadt
Autumn is progressing nicely…the oranges of Oktober are fading into the browns of November. I’m crunching through a lot of leaves while I walk, and the sun is at an interesting angle. There were some carved pumpkins and some yard decorations sprinkled around the neighborhood, but not very many, and not until just a few… Continue reading Herbst und Halloween-Menü
We had a very nice day, clear blue skies and not too warm. We were married at the town hall park in Avon, which was one of my favorite places. Guests in attendance included my parents, the park’s resident turtles, and a heron. We then proceeded to the county courthouse in Danville to finish off… Continue reading Wedding Day Pictures
After two intense mornings of paper and cardboard, all the things I am having shipped to Germany have been packed up and hauled off for the long journey across the Atlantic. Feel free to place some bets in the comments as to what will break along the way The guys who came to pack… Continue reading Packing Daze