Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Soul Sisters and Drunk Marionettes

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Today was most likely our last day visiting Augsburg.  Tomorrow is the final stages of packing up our German life, then Friday is when we fly home!

Lainie had a special surprise.  Anne found out on Monday that she could take the day off to spend with Lainie.  She picked her up in the morning and they headed out for a day of shopping and just being together!
Here they are by Ursula's cute!  Sorry Anne, I caught you with your eyes closed!
Lainie was so excited to spend the day with Anne.  When Anne stayed with us, she and Lainie shared a room. They had many late nights, talking about stuff.  It was like a long term sleepover!  I keep saying it, but they are sisters at heart!!

Lea and I had the car since we were meeting up with Ursula later.  So we went to the bakery.
These bunny pretzels were SO good!!
Karen stopped by, surprising me with a birthday gift.  :)  I like gifts :)

I invited Karen to come with us.  Her and Ursula are friends anyway!  It worked out great!  We picked up Ursula from work and she wanted to show us the Puppenkiste.  This means puppet box: it's a marionette museum.  Augsburg was home to a famous dude (maybe more than one!) who made these and they were stars in a TV show in the 70s.  I hope I have this right...I didn't read most of the displays, just looked at the puppets!  It was a cool museum and we had fun.  I FORGOT MY CAMERA though. Can you even believe that?  My phone doesn't take very good pics, but here are a few anyway!
OK this pic turned out pretty good!  This was a dude that they said was on Sesame Street.  I don't know if it was an American one or a German one?  Cute guy, either way!

Aw a cute little snail!
Lea loved this scene!  It was a bunch of drunk marionettes, falling down.  
After the museum, we walked a block or so over to a cafe that is run by people with special needs!  It was very cool.  I had Maultaschen which is a kind of ravioli.  Delish!!!
It was a cute little place. Ursula said they have a nice garden in the summer, too.  There were 2 dogs in there, by the way!  A giant Golden Retriever and a rather large longhaired Dachshund!

Grammy and Grampy spent Tuesday night down in the Alps in Oberammergau, one of our favorite places on earth!  They came home today.  They had a great time!  They loved the town as much as we do.  They also visited Linderhof Palace which is pretty cool.  I spent much of the time they were gone getting packed.  Only 2 more sleeps!  Then I will happy to be home!  And sad to be without Brad.  Just can't win!

We had a good dinner and even better dessert.  Yummy treats from the bakery this morning.  Lainie made it home in time for dinner.  She had a great time shopping with Anne and came home with some cute new boots!  Well, secondhand boots.  But new to her!  Anne messaged me some cute pics of Lainie trying on a Dirndl, which is a traditional Bavarian dress.  I can't get them off my phone and onto here!  If I figure it out, I will add them :)

G&G went to bed at 8.  I guess they will be ready for their flight tomorrow!

Tomorrow...our last full day in Germany.  A day of more goodbyes.  I know I keep mentioning this, but hey, it's my blog and I'll cry if I want to!  It's so bittersweet!  I truly love these friends we have here.  I won't see them for so very long.  I won't see Brad for a whole month!  OMGosh!  That is the hardest.  I get to see my puppies!  I get to see my Mommy!  (and my Daddy, but let's face it...we all know my Mommy is the best.)  Back to the kids' familiar routines.  Back to my friends whom I also love!  I don't know whether to laugh or cry.  So I literally keep doing both!

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