|Little House On the Stinglhammer|
During our stay Izzy and I shared the upstairs quarters. Attic bedroom with street view, small bathroom and a room in which to leave our luggage. The light (sometimes sun) shone brightly into our room each morning, awakening me earlier than I would have liked. Though somehow not interrupting Izzy as he slept on.
Each morning Aunt B. prepared our breakfast - for Izzy, a bowl of fruit and yogurt, for me a bowl of fruit and tea. On nice days we could have our breakfast in the backyard - gazing out at the large sunflower patches, mint and other assorted flowers which decorated the grasses. Chickens occasionally clucked by, stopped for some crusts of bread
Each day was a lazy one, in which we wouldn’t usually get out of the house until 11. Should we go to market? Go out to lunch or have an adventure? Before any of that, we stopped at the local bakery to select our daily pretzel snack. Sesame, poppy, salted or pumpkin seed? Izzy and I favored the sesame seed ones which came pretzel-shaped or round, which I daresay are true kin to the bagel.
After our snack we chose an adventure. Our first outing was a visit to the local Wednesday market in Neutotting. There we bought some fixings for lunch etc. - head cheese, bread and other tidbits. That afternoon Brooke and Isadore went for a walk in the woods in search of frogs.
Next day was bike riding in the fields and woods. We met some cats along the way.
|Izzy and his new cat friend|
One day we visited Burghausen - to see the castle
A highlight of our trip was blueberry picking at a nearby field where rows and rows of plump, juicy berries were ripe for picking. Izzy, Brooke, Peter and I managed to collect about 10 lbs. of berries on our first outing. Half were given away and we managed to eat 5 lbs. in 2 days. They were a steady part of our diet and we liked them so much that we went back a second time to collect more so that we had extra to take with us on our trip to Italy.
|Blueberry fields forever|
So much more to say but have to get to the next part of our trip. Thank you Aunt B. and Uncle Rabbit for a most unforgettable visit. See you next year :)!