Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter is over...

This morning got off to an annoying start.  Every once in awhile, the Internet goes out during the wee hours of the morning.  It was still down when I was waking up.  I was still trying to be conscious when Bill was about to leave for work.  It was 6:00am and I was sitting on the throne, doing my morning constitutionals.  He said the net was down and it stayed down for about three hours.  Consequently, I am just now writing my daily blog post.

I'm actually kind of at a loss what to write today.  It's Easter Monday and a holiday for Germans, so our neighborhood is even quieter than usual.  We had a rather dull weekend, although we did try a delightful Georgian restaurant on Saturday.  That place was just awesome!

Seriously... as much as I love Germany, one thing I do miss about the States is the ability to find different kinds of food.  Maybe it's just Stuttgart, but this area is saturated with German, Italian, and Greek restaurants that more or less serve the same things.  Once in awhile, you find Indian, Asian, Mexican or Middle Eastern food, but those places aren't as common as other places are.  Even so, in the States, we have a lot of chain restaurants, they all try to come up with their own spins on things.  Here, it seems like people like uniformity.  So if you go to some family's German gasthaus, you'll probably find the same things you'd find at someone else's family owned restaurant.  And it's likely to taste pretty much the same.

So when we were able to have Georgian food, we were loving it.  It was absolutely amazing.  Although I generally enjoy the places we try, it's not that often that I can't wait to get home and write. And that's what happened on Saturday.  That Georgian restaurant was just delightful.  You can check out my review here.

Yesterday, I told Bill that I would really like to take a weekend trip somewhere, preferably without the dogs.  I'm dying to go somewhere I haven't been, have the freedom to look around, and go to restaurants without worrying about what my dogs are doing.  So Bill says he's going to see what he can do.  I love my dogs, but sometimes it's nice to take a break.  Last time we lived here, it was no problem to visit other places and board our dogs at the local Hunde Hotel.  Sadly, the place we used to use is not as good as it used to be, so I no longer trust them.  Our current dog hotel is often fully booked.

I don't usually travel that much when I'm in the States.  When I live in Europe, I get pretty antsy if I don't get to go somewhere every six weeks or so.  I feel like I should be seeing something new often, since our time here is limited.  Sometimes I even miss being in the States, even though I actually prefer living in Europe.

Maybe later, I'll have something more interesting to write about.  I started a new book yesterday and I have a feeling it's going to be a short read.  I can already tell my review is probably going to be snarky.  Stay tuned.







2 comments:

  1. I love food from all over the world. I found a Mexican restaurant in London a few years ago and it was surprisingly good. I would love to travel the world and sample everything. Unfortunately I am not flamboyant or obnoxious enough to get people to pay me to do it unlike the gastronomes with television shows.

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    1. Ha ha! The government has sent me to live in Europe four times. It's probably time I took the hint and stayed.

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