Monday, April 14, 2008

Sunday afternoon jam session at Marie Park in Malabar

The old Castaway gang is on the stage here every Sunday

Enthusiatic crowd watching, listening and applauding
Knitting while listening
Gary Dotson on the wash board
Bluegrass keeps everybody young
Regulars and fresh Bluegrass blood mixing fast.
Much more enjoyable than TV!
These guys ar definitely not undernourished, the music keeps them fit
Lady on the washboard
Beautiful setting in the Marie Park, about 3 miles east from Babcock on Malabar road
A new guy joining the bluegrass fun, for me: an afternoon well spent!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Preparing for Germany

Bicycles galore near the Biergarten.

On our front porch.

Oktoberfest in Munich.

During a bike tour - at the right-hand corner in the distance the ULM cathedral.

From the inside out.

This is the house where I was born and raised.

Wine presses in Ruedesheim on the Rhine.

The Drosselgasse in Ruedesheim.

The Seattle bunch on our front porch.

Bike trails in Germany - where are the cars?

Looking for directions on the map.

Downtown Bad Urach - where are the cars?

Where are the cars?

Tanning and swimming in the ILLER river - very clean!

Enroute to the beergarden - no cars!

Relaxing in the beergarden

Monday, April 7, 2008

Visit from Seattle

Lutz was here for about a week with his two sons Milo and Watson. Fortunately the weather was great most of the time and our grandsons enjoyed the beautiful beaches and were not scared a bit by the 5-foot waves. Here are some pictures:

A few pics from the Wetlands in Viera.

Unfortunately the boys were stung badly by the ants in this big heap. Milo stepped right into it, see the footprints!