Hallo! My name is Kelly. I grew up in New Orleans, LA. I married my husband Billy in Oct 2000 in N.O. We have three children and have moved from Abita, Springs, Louisiana to Stuttgart, Germany. This is something we have dreamed about and it is our first expat experience. I hope everyone enjoys reading about our adventures because I am very excited to share.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Last week of July in Germany

This week we went bowling at a German bowling alley , great time. We were amongst a very large group of Germans, we love being around the locals in their community. There was even a restaurant, a nice one, in e bowling alley with indoor and outdoor sitting with good food, well pommes fritters were all we tried but good as always. They had a mini golf setup and a DJ box where it appears they have music on weekends. Looks like a really fun place to have an adult birthday party........:)

On Wednesday, July 24, another big festival kicked off by our house. This was was called Schlemmen AM See,meaning feasting on the lake. There were white tents as far as you could see all around the lake. There were basically food tents from all the area restaurants and bar tents with DJs. The restaurant tents were set up with dining areas with chandeliers and you could be waited on or stand inline for your own food. There was not your average German food either, there was Thai, sushi, lots of Italian food, shrimp, we even had an ox sandwich. Yummy!!!!
The bars were done up like VIP lounges with little tables and they even had the fog blowing:)
Also, 3 stages setup with different types of bands on each.
On Wednesday evening Billy and I walked down with Blair. We had a drink and listened to a band, they are usually cover bands and sing all AMERICAN music so it's really fun.
On Thursday evening Billy and I had date night. We had food from a few different restaurants and lots of different specialty drinks.
On Saturday we went with our whole family and some friends and their kids. One of the guys with us brought his 2 daughters the same ages as Trey and Blake and they all had a great time together. They became fast friends and climbed trees and ran around. Trey made the comment " mom this is so much fun. They are not like normal girls, they climb trees and stuff and don't whine" so cute!! These girls have spent 80% of their life in Germany, dad is American and mom is German. The boys cannot wait to go visit them at their home in the Black Forest.

This week we will be heading to the Italian Riviera, the beaches in Northern Italy..... Stay tuned




















  1. I must say that I am so impressed (and envious...lol) that you and the family are making the most of your time in Germany! Looks like one amazing adventure after another! I'm enjoying looking at all of your FB pics and your blog (trying to catch up)! Glad I get to experience your journey! :))

  2. Yes Kim, it has definitely been a great experience so far . I knew I was a European kinda girl at heart:)
    I am holding you to that visit and as govt employees we get great rates at abc travel. Most tickets to come here are between $640 and $750:) that definitely helps and we have 5 bedrooms!!!