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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Distant Memories

I'm finally finding a little window of time to post pictures from our JUNE vacation in Germany. My machine had a hickup today (and fixed quickly thanks to Amy at APQS) and I found time to do laundry, pack for retreat, and now, before it all becomes distant memory, here's a recap.

1)  Realschule Tiengen Klassentreffen
 This was the highlight of my vacation. Getting together with my classmates, we spent 6 years together in the same classroom in the 60's. We hadn't seen each other for so long! So much fun and laughter, it was like old times!

 Landschulheim June 1968

And, here she is, our wonderful teacher Frau Bertold! Doesn't she look fabulous?

We rented two wonderful vacation apartments for our stay in Wutoeschingen. The accommodation was excellent, in the middle of the village, 5 minute walk to my Mom's house!

The cows were right behind the house, so Simon could visit them!

When John and Casey with us, we crossed the Alps to Porto Ronco, Lago Maggiore, Switzerland, and ventured across the border to Cannobio , Italy, to enjoy Prosecco and Grapa and great food!

Cannobio with Ursel, Klaus, Hannes, Marina, Nina, John, Casey, Dieter and Dan

Our favorite Prosecco Place, 2Euros a glass!

Watching Germany : Portugal in a Swiss Bar in Brisago,  a BIG WIN! And then the best dinner at the Lago, Lake Fish in Salt Crust! We did miss out on the dessert though!

Of course, we were hanging out in Wutoeschingen,

John weeding Oma's balcony

John and Timo! Brothers at Heart!

Lots of solar panels
 View from Opa's resting place at the cemetary

And, as always, we LOVE to visit Hannes and Marina, Nina and Michi, and Viola and Ranier! We love to buy shoes, enjoy their back yard, and Hannes' grilling skills. Marina makes the best salads.

Watching the Germany winning the World Cup!


I almost forgot our big Birthday Party! Dieter turned 65, Ursel 60, I turned 60, and Klaus will be 70 in October!

Of course, it is always a highlight to visit Karin in Olten, and enjoy Ernst's cooking!