Am Dienstag (On Tuesday) helped Sonja move into her dorm in Ludwigsburg
Am Donnerstag Morgen (On Thursday morning -April 4) Andrea and I went shopping in the city.
Kaffee und Kuchen in the Stadt Haus (City House)
Ulm is known for its Sparrow Folk tale –
When the Muenster was being built a Sparrow showed the people how to get the materials into the church through small spaces.
Sparrow from the Jewelry shop
I made my first German Pfannkuchen (pancake)
Here is the Pfannkuchen mit apfelmus (pancake with apple sauce)
On Freitag (Friday) we went to the Textile Museum in Augsburg, Germany. This building was built in 1890 and used to house the industrial machines for producing textiles. A “surprising” note: Men made up the “Guild” while the women did the work.
A cotton comb was used to thin out the cotton so that it could be spun into thread.
One of the first looms
And of course after so much intellectual input-what is a trip with out Kaffee und Kuchen?
On Samstag Morgen (Saturday morning) went for a hike in Ulm’s Forest.
Kindergarten school in the forest, kids spend all day learning outside.
Schnee (snow) was still on the ground – brrrrrr
On Samstag Abend (Saturday evening) we went to the German NBA in Ulm –
The Game was sold out – 6,000 fans came out to participate. The fans were very enthusiastic throughout the whole game.
Most of the team is made up of American players. John Bryant is one of the most favored by the Germans. However, my favorite was Guenther who is German. He is short but very quick on his feet, made a lot of shots, and the team respected him.
The Ulm team won 104 to 77.
Am Sonnetag nachmittag (On Sunday afternoon) We went in search of the Maerzen Becher (March Cup) Flowers. They are only in bloom for 2 weeks out of the whole year. We were blessed!!!
The Swabian Rocky Mountains – according to Otto. Pictured: Machell, Andrea, Sonja, und Otto
Again Schnee is still on the ground. Do not visit Germany in April if you do not like cold weather.
Unsere schokaladen seite (our chocolate side- a.k.a. our best side) Sonja und I