|The only lentils we ever use. |
Spanish Pardina lentils from Washington!
First you have to make a dough (okay, easy!), but the dough is very thick and needs to be pressed into simmering water. That took muscle!
|Simmer noodles for several minutes and transfer to cool water.|
I wish I had made this for the kids when they were younger.
Nas especially would have loved it with butter!
|This is a rib sticking meal. |
We ate this and weren't hungry until dinner around 8:00 p.m.!
Lentils, German sausage, a 3/4" thick slab of bacon (one for each person),
and spaetzle. It was super delicious!
|Daniel translating a plaque: |
dedicated to the Jews that lived in Bad Wimpfen and perished in the Holocaust.
|Can you tell I love the peek-a-boo shots?!|
Sorry, not sorry!
|Ancient timbers. Very cool!|
Right after this photo was taken, I tried to convince Omid that we should move to Germany. Specifically to Bad Wimpfen.
I'm still trying to convince him!
We went back to Daniel's and played several board games with Leonie while practicing our German.
Fun fact: My HS German came flooding back during our stay and I feel I did pretty well (Omid may have called me a 'show off' once or twice).
Daniel and Anne had made dinner reservations that evening at a local farmhouse. After the harvest in Leingarten, farmers open their homes & host pop up restaurants. Omid and I were very excited to see this for ourselves. Daniel and Anne live within walking distance (1 mile or so) of one of the farms. We all bundled up for the cold and dark walk. Thankfully, Jasmin brought a little lantern to guide us.
Not so fun fact: the scary clown scene has also reached Germany. Poor Jasmin was afraid that clowns were going to pop out and scare us. It was sad to see her so frightened. :(
|Waiting for our table!|
We finally got our table! What I loved was that the farmer's Golden Retriever was in and out (it's his home, of course!) of the parlor.
|Guess what the girls ate? More spaetzle!!!|
|This was good. I'll admit, I was a little nervous to eat it, but I did!|
|...and more local wine from the region.|
The food was so delicious and the experience a lot of fun. It was such a memorable way to spend our last night with the Burgers.
|This photo make me happy and sad at the same time.|
It was such a treat to meet Anne and the girls. We were so sad to say goodbye.
|I came across these lock with couples names engraved. |
It reminded me of the locks in Paris over the Seine.
|Lots of love!|
I love this shot of the Neckar River and it's banks.
So very beautiful!
So very beautiful!
After this shot, I met up with Daniel and Omid. Daniel walked us to the train station and we said our goodbyes. #sad
Omid and I took the train to Frankfurt and spent the evening exploring. I much preferred Heilbronn and Leingarten to the big city. The train system was bigger and way more complicated. We were saved by a very nice college student from North Carolina who was living in Frankfurt for the semester on an internship. He helped us navigate our way around after seeing our confused faces. ☺
We finally made it back to the airport, where we had a hotel room (in the airport!). I was so surprised that we didn't hear one airplane take off, despite seeing them depart right outside our room window.
It was a very fun adventure and I am so happy that I was able to tag along on Omid's business trip. Omid and I both agree the highlight of the trip was meeting Daniel's family and spending time with them. We loved making memories and can't wait until our next visit to Deutschland!