Friday, October 29, 2010

germany, part 3 - lake konigsee

deep in the heart of the german countryside lies this beautiful national park - lake konigsee. we spent a day there hiking and taking pictures.



















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Thursday, October 28, 2010

germany, part 2 - the romantic road

the winding road from w├╝rzburg to neuschwanstein castle was among the most scenic road trips i have ever taken. dotted with castles and quaint little bavarian villages, it seemed that everywhere one looked was a postcard shot.


Burg Eltz

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Mainz

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

germany, part 1 - the wine

our trip to germany was wonderful.  we visited castles and beer halls and ate tons of wursts and pretzels.

now, we're home - happy but jet lagged.  can i just say that blogging is a fine activity at 4:30 am?


after arrival in frankfurt, we jumped into our teeny tiny euro car and sped down the autobahn to neustadt just in time for their annual wine festival.  while most people think beer when it comes to germany, many varieties of wines come from this central area of the country.  and it turns out they love to celebrate the stuff.

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during the parade, different towns show off their candidates for the wine queen.

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for a 7 euro, you get a special tall glass that comes filled with your favorite local variety.

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obviously, ron and i are very happy to be there.
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vineyard floats poured samples as they drove by.

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this was probably one of my favorite floats of the day. i presume from a local gymnastics club. as you know, i'm a sucker for a good fake mustache.

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onward through the mosel river valley for more wine and scenery.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

off on another adventure



we're in germany for the next two weeks and will check in when we're back (if not sooner).

Saturday, October 09, 2010

a day a the texas state fair

the country's biggest ferris wheel
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big tex
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little tex
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little baby animals
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not so little animals
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butter sculpture
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and most importantly, lots of fried stuff...

fried frito pie
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fried guacamole and fried queso
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corndogs
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fried mac n' cheese
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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

golfing weekend

my four favorite golf buddies visited this past weekend for 54 holes of fun.

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philipp gave me a special tee.

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Monday, October 04, 2010

another VT house tour

here's another great house we shot in vermont this summer. click the image below for the link.

Our latest AT house tour