Thursday, June 17, 2010

Let there be rock…lots of rocks

Hello everybody,

Here are some pictures of L ‘hanging’ with her coworkers on a ROCK CLIMBING EXHIBITION.  Talk about team building.  Germans and their fanciness.


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Can everyone see L’s little feety hanging from the ledge in the background.

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Man, talk about TOUGH!!!


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OK that’s all for now folks,



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Barbarians, Traders and Euro Domination

Hello everybody,

Hope all is well with everyone and that all of you enjoyed a great May and are excited for a sunny June. 

Here in Bayern we’re experiencing the worst spring ever, according to the locals anyway.  And I can report, it has been rather damp the last few weeks with sunshine peeking through the clouds reminding us of what we are missing. 

L has returned from her Taiwan/China trip and she will be heading to London without me this weekend for a girls weekend extravaganza…sort of.  She’s visiting her J.E.T. buddies from back in the living in Japan days.  

But we have been keeping busy and fighting of boredom with two new games we bought, both in German.


As you can see, the game is keeping us quite busy.  We pulled out our English/German dictionary and are learning new words every time we play the game.  I say ‘game’ in singular form because we haven’t actually started playing RISIKO.  The RISK manual will require us to have a German vocabulary of at least 5th grade we’re still stuck in 2nd grade, or at least I am.

Die Siedler von Catan: Das Kartenspiel, Also know by it’s English version name, The Settlers of Catan: The Cardgame took L and I about…with translations and then looking online for a better translation of the rule book…oh about 6 hours.  But we’ve now gotten the hang of the game and have started to dork out when we play each other.

Below are pictures of the games,  both games are for two players which L and I found at our local game store.


Of course I can’t wait to learn how to play the Euro version of RISK, although it looks suspiciously like Germany is against all of Europe, just kidding.  The rules look complicated and will probably take me a while to figure out how to play this two person version of RISK.  The English version is called, RISK: Balance of Power.  Just in case you happen to see the game in the stores.  I do like the German title of RISIKO: DAS DUELL.


that’s all for now folks. until next time.

miss ya,