Saturday, July 17, 2004

It seems like everytime I log on to update the blog, Blogger has added some new features.  I wonder how long until they start charging for this?  So if things look different it's just me trying out all the new "bells & whistles" they are offering.
Yesterday the clouds cleared and it appeared to be a nice warm summer afternoon.  Just in case it was a fleeting thing we rushed out to enjoy the weather.  They were having some live music down in the altstadt (oldtown) of Ansbach so we went down there to see what was going on.  We had dinner at our latest favorite place to eat, Tali's Kebap Haus.  Not only are they the best Doner Kebaps (it's a Turkish food, like a gyro) in Ansbach, but the people that own it are super nice.  In our stunted conversations due to the language barrier we have learned quite a bit though.  They have friends in the Tampa area and have visited there a few times.  I think they were planning or helping one of their friends open a food stand on MacDill AFB.  And one of her friends lives in Brandon.  Is it a small world or what?!!   They remember what we usually eat and don't mind if Jacob stands in the doorway to greet all the customers that come in.   It's a great place!   Only a few tables inside, and a few outside if the weather is nice.  After dinner we went and  listened to one of the bands play, and Jacob did some clapping and dancing :)  Then we walked over to the main square and relaxed by a fountain.  It's a low one that Jacob can mess around with, and usually he doesn't get too wet.  Although yesterday he stepped one leg completely in the fountain, much to the delight of the people watching him.  He eventually got dry again, it was warm enough.
On the way home we drove through Lichtenau and they were having the opening ceremonies for their Kirchweih fest.  They were raising up a maypole type thing, but it has a small tree on the top.  And they raise it with long poles and lots of men, all wearing white pants, white shirt and a red scarf.  Pretty neat to see.  There seems to be a fest every weekend lately, I guess the people that run the rides just move from one town to the other.  I'm not sure if we are going to make it to that one, we are pretty "fested out".  Maybe later in the weekend.
That's it for now,  it is actually hot outside today.  So while Jacob is napping I'm going to get some work done in the garden.

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