Monday, June 12, 2017

It was time again for our annual run around the Lake Eder which is a water reservoir. The plan was as always to run around the lake with 2 food stops. We were 6 people this time and slighty varied our track to include some new trails we haven't run before.

The weather was perfect, a lot of sun, and hot enough to include two swim sessions during halftime and at the end.

I was feeling well until the end, my new running shoes did a perfect job. And thanks to Urs who kept some cold bootles of beer in the car to celebrate the finish. :)

All-in all we accumulated 54 km this year with an approx. running time of 6:20 h plus 2 longer food stops in Herzhausen and Rehbach.

Looking eagerly forward to next year's edition!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer feeling

Sometimes project work has a bright side. For example if you can take a swim in the Mediterranean Sea after work and have dinner on the beach. :)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sunny April

Nothing to complain on April weather from my side this year. It was the sunniest month ever if you ask our solar panels, at least since they were installed in 2013.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The perfect autumn weekend

That was a wonderful weekend. Three free days due to the public holiday (German reunion) and perfect autumn weather. Time to redeem some gift certificates that I received from my wife and son.

First station: Quad driving, OK, that was the weekend before :)

Quad riding on the men playground

A flight lesson around Kassel from the new airport in Kassel Calden

An Alpaka hiking trip - one of our favorite animals

I will not forget these adventures. Love you, Astrid and Matti!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Time goes by...Merry Christmas

As every year time goes past too fast. And before you realize, the calendar runs out of days.

I wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Our year has been especially rewarding seeing Little Matti grow and learn things every day.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dinner by the river

It has been a long time since I have been to Budapest the last time, far befor the wall came down. It is a very nice city along the river Danube and you can feel the grandess of the former Austrian-Hungarian empire.

Wednesday we were dining on the river with a spectacular view on the castle on the Buda side.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hiking in the Appalachian Mountains

Finally the Summer has arrived, at least for me. We have 26 degree celsius here in South Carolina. Sunday I had a bit of time to hike in the Appalachians, climbing up the table rock mountain. The picture is taken on the way down, there are lots of scenic waterfalls and the path is partly leading through dense shrubs of rhododendron looking a bit like in the jungle. Must be even nicer during blossom. The week will be full of work, but we are looking forward for a great bbq on the farm of a colleague on Wednesday.

Miss my two beloved ones, cannot wait to see them again.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter wonderland

Finally the winter has come back, so I went downhill skiing in Kassel (Hohes Gras) last Friday and cross-country skiing in Willingen on Saturday.

Now this week we also got enough snow at home, around 25 cm this week, so I did a small ski tour around Zennern today.

Our garden covered in snow
On the downside it is much harder to push the stroller through and around the village, but with the help of our 2 little sled dogs we can manage. :)

Matti immediately falls asleep when the stroller moves, like me in the train, car, plane...

Matti in peaceful sleep, covered in 6+ layers while being pushed around Zennern.
 But once coming back, he is in urgent need for food and attention. We are wery lucky that he has a good rhythm of feeding and sleeping, especially for letting us sleep long intervals during night.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Matti is born

On second January Matti made it almost in time. Since then drinking, sleeping and grimacing are his favorite activities. Since Sunday we are all at home. So far he is very uncomplicated, sleeping a lot between feedings. It's a lot fun and we are improving pit stop times every day.