Earlier this week something was wrong w/ our van. We knew we had to hurry up and get it repaired b/c I was picking up Cory's parents on Thurs morning. Well, Monday the car was repaired and all was happy in our house. I picked up my MIL and FIL Thurs morning. Friday morning I got in the van to bring the boys to school and it was running very rough and the engine light was flashing. Well, shit. Cory and I brought the van to the service station and they'll keep it until next week. In the meantime, we have only his 20 year old beater car which seats 4, 5 if the only people in the backseat are children. LOL We didn't want to sit around all day Saturday...I know my in-laws came to see us, but I'm sure they didn't want to sit around w/ us staring at the walls. LOL So, we did the European thing, we decided to walk and take the bus. Since it was raining, um like almost always LOL, we armed ourselves w/ jackets, hats, gloves and umbrellas. Along the way to the bus stop we were stopped by a Red Bull car. Seriously. There were 2 ladies in there giving out free cans of Red Bull. Then we continued on our way to the bus stop with our Red Bull. ;)
On the bus
In Kaiserslautern in front of the Protestant Church
We were happy to see the farmer's market b/c we had never ventured downtown for the market.
Here's Charlie w/ his carrots. He bugged us until we got him carrots.
We made our way to the fresh honey stand. We got a jar of honey mixed w/ cream. Yum! DAvid is holding gummy bears made w/ honey.
Here is the monument w/ pieces from buildings destroyed during WWII
David and Granny in the oldest church (kirche) of Kaiserslautern, St Martin's
Here is the main monument/fountain in Kaiserslautern, each part represents some part of Kaiserslautern. Here is Charlie on the infamous carp w/ the ring of Barbarossa
Syl and Skipper
Kaiserslautern's medieval mile marker, it basically says 18 hours to Saarbrucken which is now an hour drive.
We ate lunch at Restaurant Himalaya that has "the finest nepalese and tibetan cuisine".
Here's our food.
We had fried vegetable momo (Tibetian fried dumplings filled with vegetables served with special chutney)
fresh nan (Leavened bread from fine flour)
David and Granny shared Chicken Sekuwa ( Boneless chicken pieces marinated for 24 hours and roasted in Tandoor)
Cory had Chicken Ledobedo (Typical nepali chicken curry)
Skipper had Chicken Solukhumbu (Chicken cooked with potatoes in a spicy tangy sauce popular in Himalayan region)
Charlie and I shared Shrimp Chaumien (Tibetian fried noodles with king prawns and shrimps)
The boys had baraf for dessert ( Homemade icecream from fresh milk, almonds, pistachios and cardamom). It was all VERY good!!!
We bought tix for the Judas Priest concert (David and Cory, not me LOL) and then caught the bus and walked home in the rain. But it wasn't bad. Really. :)