Category Archives: Germany 7/18

The looooong trek home

After 6 wonderful weeks, enjoying a very hot, dry, very untypical for Germany summer, it is time to go back home. So, this morning I went out for my run BEFORE the sun had made it over the horizon, thus … Continue reading

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Last Day …

While yesterday’s run started at 7:40 AM, today I was already out at 5:50 AM to greet the rising sun. The rest of the day was taken over by packing. Always a fun and nerv wrecking activity. While I always … Continue reading

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Run / Döner

In preparation for the upcoming time zone change, I have begun to shift my runs to the morning time slot again (also, weather forecast predicts 30+˚C temps in the afternoon!) We then returned to the NordWestZentrum mall for some last … Continue reading

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Flea market #3 / Horse farm

Once again we visited a nearby flea market (best thing to do on Sundays) and had lots of fun. There was a guy selling 1€ sunglasses, Julius introduced me the ‘mesh stress balls’ (and got one) and we smiled at … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Leftovers

Found two more pics of last week’s summer camp that Julius is in. Must have been on one of their hikes, visiting “Deutsches Kulturgut!” And a fresh Julius with Cat photo today. Met this one-eyed feline on our evening walk. … Continue reading

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Apparently it is never to early for Halloween Shopping

That was quite a surprise to see that Tedi had already decorated for Halloween! But no, we did not buy anything! For my run today I had planned a half-marathon, but even with extra water in my CamelBak, the heat was … Continue reading

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Waldspaziergang / Run / Pink Sunset with Moon

Today was a rather mellow day, with another forest & looking for cows walk. At sunset time I went for a very nice run. And then later I saw that I missed the pink clouds. Would have looked more spectacular … Continue reading

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Return to Kletterwald

As we did last year, we waited for good weather (and a week day with less people) to go back to the nearby forest adventure park ‘Kletterwald Taunus’. Having learned from our previous experience, we opted for gloves this time (3.90€ … Continue reading

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New Violin, his first full size instrument!

It has been quite an extensive research project the last few weeks, figuring out what to get Julius as his first 4/4 (full size) violin. While his 2 previous instruments have been ordered online (after due research), this time it … Continue reading

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Schloss Park / Doener / Shopping / Run / Ribs

Today we explored the Schlosspark of Bad Homburg. On a recent walk I had noticed that ducks, geese and swans all seem to be relatively friendly and all over the place. I wanted to share this with Julius. For lunch we … Continue reading

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Forest Walk

Not much to do on Sundays, which shops and pretty much everything else closed. So I took Julius back to the forest where I was running yesterday. (We actually had been in that forest before) I retraced my steps, seeing … Continue reading

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Picking up Julius / Mühlenlauf / Mexican

Two weeks are up and it was time for me to go get my German studying teenager from summer camp to go back home. This time he got certified as a German Level A1 speaker! He really wanted to show … Continue reading

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Finally! A bunch of summer camp pics!

Summer camp is nearly over and FINALLY they are posting some photos of the last 2 weeks on their facebook page: I am guessing here that this is his german class … And this looks like some arts & crafts … Continue reading

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Good night … falling meteor?

Captured this wonderful and quite dramatic sunset on my evening walk today And there was some running in the morning. It was rather gray and cold.

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Meanwhile … Julius in Koblenz

It’s great that part of Julius German language summer camp are visits to nearby cities to soak up German culture. And I can’t say that I have ever been to Koblenz. But I am very happy that he sent me … Continue reading

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