Sunday, 3 May 2015

A Wet Wedding

We were spending the weekend at Lake Constance, a mere two hours away from home, in order to attend a wedding in the family. Wasn't it only yesterday that the girl played in the sandbox? And suddenly the kid is all grown up, with a university degree under her belt, a shining career ahead of her, and ready to raise a family on her own... Time flies by.

Before the official ceremonies we had some free time to take a walk and catch some fresh air. Spring has officially arrived in the area, and trees were in full bloom.

The venue for the wedding party was located at the lake, and there was food and drinks galore on the patio, however a rainstorm had everybody flee inside, where the rest of the evening was spent (until early morning 3 a.m.). And despite the adverse weather conditions, it was a heck of a party.

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, 
you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” 
- When Harry Met Sally

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Follow the Leader

After a rainy beginning of the day we skipped the idea of going for a scooter ride. The roads were slippery and we didn't want to take the risk. So half the day was spent with taking care of business a.k.a. house cleaning.

Around 6PM the heavenly sprinklers had been turned off, and Roland suggested a "little walk" in the woods. It started with hiking uphill for about a mile, stopping at a fountain for refreshment (yes, it is potable water), before it went on for another half an hour, which left Sonja huffing and puffing.

Next stop was an artesian well, with water coming directly out of a pile of rocks. It was delicious! And a refreshment was desperately needed.

Finally we had reached our turning point, it was all downhill from there, but strenuous nevertheless. With Sonja's still relatively fresh out of surgery leg protesting, we took it slow, stopped for yet another drink at a fountain, and crossed the virtual finish line two hours later. Meanwhile it had started raining hard, and we where not only dirty as pigs but also looking like wet dogs. It was a good hike though, it was fun even, and bonus we had be trail all to ourselves.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015


Sonja: Walking is good, hiking is better, faster and longer. I am getting back in shape with every step I take. Healing is progressing well. My new buddy and I are happy and content.

Tomorrow it's back to work for me but I hope to be able to keep up my new found daily routine. Next level will be back to bicycle on the upcoming weekend, and maybe a short scooter ride. We'll see.

Given that I am getting nowhere with my walks, scenery isn't too bad, or is it? Life is good!