The Viper Pilot took ‘er to 121 mph and said he could have kept going. As a passenger in the car, you wouldn’t have even known we were nearly at take-off speed, the car handled it quite well, but I told the Viper Pilot to slow down before he could get the nose off the ground. Ha, I kid. But seriously…
The countryside in this part of Deutschland is absolutely beautiful. The scenery is constantly changing, as is the weather. You can’t ever let the weather make or break your plans here because it is very unpredictable.
|Sorry for the blur…I took the picture as we were driving by.|
We met our friends Stephen, Helen and their baby, Caroline, at Gasthaus Zur Breit, known as the “truck stop” in Wittlich. We ordered a Bitburger (the local brew) and relaxed to enjoy good company and good food. Everyone dined on schnitzel. It was incredible. Rumor has it the average person gains 25 pounds when they move to Germany…I can’t imagine why…
I was all ready practice my German, but I chickened out when the time came. When the English speaking German waitress asked me what I wanted to drink, I pointed at Stephen’s beer and mumbled, “ditto.” Well played, Emily, well played. I did muster up a “danke” to the waitress on our way out. All well, maybe next time.
“Bitte ein Bit” is an important one to remember. It translates to “Please a Bitburger.” Easy peasy.
|Bitte ein Bit!!|
|Rahmschnitzel for me!|
|The view from our table on the deck was not too shabby.|
By the way, if you are planning on visiting us, we will take you here. Get ready for it.
There was a playground and a lot of great outdoor space around the restaurant. You could even feed antelope. We took Caroline down to burn some energy and I got the Nikon out for the first time in a while. It was getting a little dusty, but after I dusted off the cobwebs, I had fun and vowed to return to my old habit of carrying it with me everywhere. Caroline has THE best expressions and I just love her to pieces. She has many faces (happy, determined, inquisitive…) and I also learned she has a great knack of turning her back to the camera. Silly girl! She must be the most photogenic 9 month old there is.
|This one cracks me up.|
Today the Viper Pilot and I went house hunting (finally). I guess it is safe to say we are both on the road to health. We have subdued our disgustingness to a dry cough that is much more manageable than the more, uh, productive coughs, if you will. I’m totally ready for 100% health so I can go for a walk without getting winded or even try working out again (I miss that…) but first things first. We need a house.