Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Medieval city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg is one of those Bavarian places that you must visit should you find yourself in Germany. It is a gorgeous medieval city right on the banks of the Tauber river. Can you believe this was our view from our room at the bed and breakfast. Pinch me!
We went online to find a place to stay and boy did we luck out on this one! We chose the Hotel Hornburg Garni.
We had a marvelous room on the 2nd floor. This picture only shows half of the room. The other half was another bank of windows and a roomy marble-tiled bathroom.
The place was so historical that our room key was an actual skeleton key!
I see you!
The first thing we explored was the wall itself. 
I loved the clippity-clop sound that the horse made on the cobblestones.
This part of the city square.
Some of the streets were only wide enough to walk down and they were all cobblestone.
Gorgeous, huh?
In the evening, we took the Nightwatchman's Tour. It is an absolute must if you visit this city. Be sure to click the links. You will enjoy them.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Concorde Hotel

I was greeted by my husband with a rose at the airport after my 9 1/2 hour flight to Frankfurt. Isn't that sweet?
We had a nice view from our terrace of other buildings. The terrace was available to everyone in the hotel, but few knew about it.
It was nice having the terrace just outside of our room. We liked to sit out there in the evenings and relax. I also liked sitting out there during the afternoons drinking tea and reading a book. Sometimes, I would almost pinch myself because it just didn't seem real. I thought I must be dreaming.
Our room as simple, but nice. I didn't watch much television while I was there. I tried watching The Big Bang Theory, but since it was in German, the jokes tended to be lost on me. I could only watch so much of BBC news.
The bahnhof (train station) was a mere 1/2 block away, making it soooo convenient.
I still haven't figured out how I ended up with the smallest closet . . .

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My 15 minutes

Somehow, my 15 minutes of fame isn't exactly what I had in mind. Yesterday, I posted a comment on Facebook on the local news page. KIII TV news posted: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Senators have voted to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public college classrooms and buildings. Today's 21-10 vote is a major push on an issue that had stalled in the Senate and House despite overwhelming numbers of lawmakers in support.

I commented that I thought this was a dumb idea and the news station has reported both last night and this morning that I made the comment. Dang! If I knew that I was going to be quoted on television, I would have made my comment a little more profound. LOL

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ladies who lunch

The reason that I was able to go to Germany in the first place was because my husband was chosen to work on the Ticona/Germany project. aka Tiger. He was over there for 3 months and I was blessed to be able to spend a month with him. I especially wanted to be there in April since that is when we had our 30th anniversary.

There were several other project wives that were along with their husbands. From left to right are Louisa (from the UK), Grazia (originally from Brazil), Me (from Texas), Susan (from Pennsylvania) and Jan (from South Carolina). We met at the Turkish restaurant in Bad Soden for lunch. Some of us walked and some arrived by car.

We had lots of stories to tell. Some knew good "menu German". It's the amount of German one needs to know in order to read the menus at the restaurants. Even the Turkish restaurant's menu was written in German. When I first arrived, I just ordered still water since I do not care for the water with the bubbles. I soon learned that the best thing to drink with the meals was wine. I do not know why I did not know that from the get-go. I guess I'm a little slow.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Did you miss me?

Did you miss me? I have been away. I have been on a wonderful trip to Germany and would go back in a heartbeat. I was blessed to have spent the last month soaking up the beautiful sights and eating fabulous food. It's probably good that I didn't stay longer; I gained a pound a week. I made a rule for myself that I would take the stairs so that it would help me not to put on TOO much weight. Since we stayed on the 5th floor, that was lots and lots of steps.
In the next few posts, I will share with you some of the wonderfulness that I experienced. I hope you will join me!