Tuesday, June 28, 2011

frankfurt

betweeBrühl and Köln 

St. Martin church I think

walking with the fam to our Frankfurt-bound train. sad face.

heyyy gurl

gonna take the ICE and top out at 297 km per hour (184.5 mph)

i found Mexican food at the Frankfurt airport!

tofu udon exxxtra hot, a weissbier, + women's world cup made my day

extra slasa and limes rice, please.

hubs + myself watching world cup during our 13th and final hour at the airport!

these d-bags wore a bib in public. HAHAHAHA.

Monday, June 27, 2011

cologne

fam + friends at the best pub in Köln

cheez + bread

red currant jelly, raw onion, baked parsley, + fried brie. on german bread. yup.

hubs' currywurst + pomme frites

Gaffel Kölsch

street art in Köln

Sunday, June 26, 2011

trekking

Ahr wine country

Notice the giant mountain behind this house. We hiked that mountain all day long. It's called the Red Wine Trail. You hike through the vineyards and take breaks to drink sparkling grape juice! This is my kind of hiking, folks: tiring but gorgeous. Also, I got a cool sunglasses tan.

nederlands

velvety 

We took a quick day-trip into the Netherlands. We hung out in Valkenburg which is home to the awesome slash creepy Velvet Cave. During the tour they turned out all the lights and told us how two little boys snuck into the cave alone and died of fear in the dark. Seriously creepy. Also, the tour guide made me believe that Dutch people sound like the Swedish Chef from the Muppets. Flur flee flur flee flur! Enjoy some pictures from inside the underground cave!

i dont remember what this picture is of.

nor this one.

again...

soldiers during WWII hid here + carved their names. here is a guy from Van Nuys, CA.

um...yeah.

a chapel

valkenburg from the castle ruins on the hill

the netherlands is/are pretty. which is grammatically correct?

this one castle

some baby cars

i like this patio

a moto + moped brigade

dutch names crack me up

wouter!

of course i found mexican food in valkenburg. it's like i have a 6th sense.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

aachen...gesundheit!

some ancient Roman columns chillaxin' in the square

We spent the day in Aachen, Germany. Despite the rain, this place is gorgeous.

FIL, hubs, + MIL taking cover

can't get enough of those flowerboxes 
beautiful, right?

hubs + i with the coolest teddy bear brolly

amazing asparagus stripper at the market

you push the produce in and it peels + cleans it. it's magic!

flowerz

angry face

this guy

Aachen Cathedral containing Charlemagne's throne

the most beautiful mosaics i've seen. in. my. life.

dork

mod vs. retro

Friday, June 24, 2011

jetsetting

Limburg Cathedral 

Oh, you know. I just jetted off with the fam for a quick weekend in Germany. No biggie. These are the same family friends that generously hosted hubs + I on our honeymoon almost three years ago. 

Limburg, Germany

Germany is clean 

Germany is cute

Germany is tasty

squid ink noodle pasta like whoa

coolest hot dog stand ever