It's so pretty to just drive down the street and see all the window boxes filled to the brim with bright blooming flowers. Most of the flowers boxes are filled with Geraniums and others are Petunias. We chose Petunias this year, which have been really easy thus far. I like looking out the window and seeing the bright pink blumes peaking through the curtain. It doesn't matter if the sun is shinning or not, the flowers are sure to brighten any day.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
On a sunny day while our family friend Maggie was still here we took our first ride on a lovely boat down the Rhine River. We started in Bingen and went to St.Goar. The boat was 3 levels, the first level had a small gift shop, huge windows and tables to sit down at. On the second level there was a small restaurant and more big windows and tables and then the last level was an opened deck. We spent most of our time enjoying the breeze and letting the kids play at the playground area. There was so much to see on this portion of the river that I don't even remember all of the historical details, but more castles churches and vinyards than we could keep count of. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who comes to the area.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Just down the road between our village and the next there is an sign that could be easily missed, it says "Erdbeere Land" and has a big faded strawberry painted on one side. You can pick as much fruit as you want for a really reasonable price, bring your own bucket and a bunch of kids and you'll have more strawberries than you know what to do with. We have made it two times this season and have not been disappointed. We have made two batches of jam, and eaten strawberries until we could eat no more!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Naomi had been diligently saving her birthday money, Christmas money, and any money she could get her little hot hands on. She did this with no outcome in mind, just the satisfaction of having some cash all her own. The money may have been spent sooner, but since I didn't exchange it for Euro she had a heavy change purse hidden deep within the caverns of her most top secret hiding place.
Over the last couple of months she has been begging and pleading for a pet, and here is my reply:
A. I don't want anything thing that barks, claws, poops, has hair, or needs my attention
B. Martin and I are both slightly allergic to dog and cat hair
C. Don't like the smell of pets in the house
and the list goes on.....
Naomi did some VERY extensive research and is very happy with the outcome. Guinea Pigs! With all of her money and some of mine we took the leap and got them. They live outside so no pet smell or hair all over, she takes care of them and they are even better than I thought they'd be!
The white and auburn one is named Scarlet and the brown short haired guy is named Schocolata, (Chocolate in German) he also answers to Tiger and Brownie.