Sounds a little like the Shire. :)
A bit more densly packed and cobbled, but yeah.
Oooohhh....sounds heavenly. Right now I am stuck at home with my leg in a cast and bored to tears, but your posts about your trip have been entertaining!
I'm really curious about something, and it's driving me nuts - - - How do you keep up with 34 communities and 632 friends on your friends list. I have 20 friends and 10 communities and it's driving me nuts!
Honestly, of late I haven't been keeping up with anyone. But usually, I have a filter of close personal friends that I read daily, and I catch up on the lengthier version of it on the weekends or when it's quiet. But a lot of people are friended more so that they can read the rare friends-only post (such as my fitness filter) than for me to always be reading them.
Sounds like a plan.
Pikshers of cootlings?
*is a sucker for baby birds*
Alas, we were enjoying watching them too much to actually photograph. Pictures will be going up sometime, however.
Aren't you two glad you started expercising a while ago?...Can you imagine this trip a couple of reals earlier?...Glad you both have the stamina....I'm cheering you on from the comfort of my couch...lol
We think of that a lot. This would have killed us two years ago - eep!
2006-08-15 07:12 am (UTC)
Re: hiked uphill
Yeah, it's a very good thing! There are things we could have seen without the hikes, but so much we would have missed!
Perfect icon. :D
Glad to see you're having fun!
I was glad to remember that I had that icon!
Hey, you're always welcome here. And you never know, I might get you to show me round your area sometime. ;)
You know you are always welcome! You should come and laugh at the pathetically recent stuff we call history!
"Essing"? Isn't that Yiddish for eating? I'd love to visit a village called Eating, if it was so. :)
BTW, I don't know if you are interested in tie-dye undies, but I've started a shop for them here
. You said you hadn't been reading your friends list lately, so I thought I'd mention that. :)
I am so happy for you guys. It just makes me want to go there more and more. When you get done with your trip, I want to ask you a question about languages. I have to pick one to study, and apart from Latin, I'm wondering which one would do me the most good if I ever were to wander about Europe for a while. I'm thinking French, but then I like German too. Which do you think would be the quickest to pick up?
Have fun storming the castle!!!
If it is, I wasn't aware. That would be great. It was a sweet little village.
I think that German, even though it is complicated, would be really useful. This part of the world is beautiful, and clean, and German doesn't have all those damned silent letters!
(And, yeah, we've made the "stormin' the castle" joke innumerable times, but it never gets old!)
Haha, I know what that up hill down hill up hill down hill feeling is like. I live in it! Yay for living on the leavings of glaiceirs and rivers and swamps and tidal flats! :D Okay maybe not exactly the same.
but I feel for the never ending burn of leg muscles!
Yeah, one of the disadvantages to living in Ohio is that it is very flat. I need to work more hill training into my workouts.
I find it's better than biking for opening up your lungs. Course bikng up hill is asthma-like attack inducing~
Once I have returned to real life and begun developing a "normal" schedule, I plan on working up a routine with "change-up" training, and hills, either walking or biking, are going to have to be included.
Hurrah! Glad you're having fun! (Fingers still crossed that yours isn't one of the flights cancelled from London to the States.)
I'm hoping that by Friday things will be relatively calm and back to normal. Glad we aren't traveling yet!
Wow, I'm glad you guys were in shape for this trip!
My legs are rubber today because we did five hours at the Aquarium in Boston, walking up and down the concrete ramps. We walked across a half mile of cobblestone and brick sidewalks, stopping at the Fanuiel Hall Marketplace for an expensive ice cream. We continued and climbed three flights of granite stairs past the Boston City Hall to the MBTA. Plus we took a ride on this cool 'bike' thingy that has six seats and sets of pedals in a circle and everyone helps pedal while one guy steers and provides commentary!! It was fun, but not exactly "vacation"!
Hope your trip continues to delight you and that you have a reasonable time with the whole airport thing coming home.
My condolences to you and Ferrett on the loss of his Gran.
Walking on concrete and looking at exhibits is actually a lot harder than jsut plain hiking! My legs get much more worn out by that. Thank you for your good wishes and thoughts. We're getting through it; as soon as we get back, Ferrett leaves again to go to his mother's, so we're hoping the plane flights go smoothly.
Thank goodness for Ibuprofen - my legs are almost recovered. I find that the harder the surface, the more stress to your muscles.
From all that I read, it seems that things in the airports are going more smoothly. You'll be in my thoughts.
I'm glad you like Germany. I loved it there!
It's wonderful! I love it!
I loved Germany, when I was there (Berlin and somewhere called Luneburg, both of which were lovely), and I have to agree about the bread - it is absolutely incredible...
Just a quote that I thought you might appreciate: 'Ruins are the most enduring form of architecture.' (Actually, I think it's a misquote - but I like it all the same.)