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.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tripsdrill/International Wine Fest
August 30 and September 1,2013
So....it's been awhile but school and soccer are keeping us busy. Everyone is loving their new school. Trey and Blake are both playing on American soccer teams and Blake is also on the German team. Trey will join the German league in November, there was a scheduling conflict.
We are anxiously awaiting Blake's 8th birthday on Monday, the 9th:)
As the cooler weather starts to set in we decided we needed one last amusement park trip.......so.......we went to Tripsdrill. The oldest theme park in Germany, about 35 minutes away. This was a very authentic theme park. There was even a winery in the park, the vineyards surrounded the entire area. Of course, billy and I did the wine tasting and took some home as well.
The rides were super fun, one really authentic ride was this roller coaster type ride but you actually pedal your car through the whole track, yes, even up hill. It was actually fun. The "log" ride was interesting, as you will see in the pictures below, it was in a bathtub???? With a shower head AND when it went up one of the hills, in the dark, it turned backwards, and yes.... You went down the hill backwards. So crazeeeee! Of course this was a great day that we finished off by feeding the goats in the parks petting zoo. tripsdrill
The next day we hopped the train to downtown Stuttgart to check out the International Wein Fest. There is a wine village setup in the heart of downtown with about 120 different restaurants. The restaurants are made up to look like real full blown restaurants, some even had outside patios in the center. I love how creative the Germans are when it comes to parties:). We tasted several wines from all over and ate some unique food. My boys apparently love sauerkraut and sausage with some strange noodle around it. Billy and I are headed back tonight for date night. It got pretty chilly the other night, like upper 40s. Still no complaints about the weather yet, it is absolutely gorgeous . I will keep bragging because there will be several months when I will not speak about weather at all.
Speaking of weather, I bought my first snow hat yesterday and Blair and I have begun our winter shopping. Boots, wool socks, coats, vests, scarves and this hat. We are looking forward to it fit now.
Have a great weekend everybody !!!!!!!!