Bad Cellphone Photo™ today of The Meat-Machine. One thing that is very different about life here compared to Iowa or Indiana is there are no 24-hour shops. Big chain stores close at 8 p.m., as required by by Bavarian law, and small local shops close at 6 (or earlier on Saturdays). And they are all… Continue reading Freising Freitag: Die Schlemmerbox
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!
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