A Father and His Daughter Travel Southern Germany in the Winter


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December 25th 2013
Published: September 24th 2018
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A Newborn and his MamaA Newborn and his MamaA Newborn and his Mama

This little one is only 10 minutes old
Another unexpected diversion in life - and my trip - has taken place.



I was only in Berlin about 10 days last summer before having to rush back to the states. It turned out to be nothing life threatening, thankfully, but it was better I was stateside to get some medical tests done. I stayed through autumn and on November 1st headed north to Vancouver Island, Canada to volunteer on a farm for a couple of weeks. I was fortunate to be able to be there during the birth of two calves (although, just my non-luck, I missed both actual events by mere minutes). I had a short time to explore other parts of BC before spending a week on a friend's farm in rural southern Iceland, and although it was by then the end of November, the weather was pretty nasty and I never even came close to experiencing the Northern Lights. Another time.



This brings me to Germany in December, where this time I met up in Munich with just my father. The two of us, along with a rental car and plenty of warm winter clothes, took off for a couple of
Catchin' CalvesCatchin' CalvesCatchin' Calves

A few days after coming into the world, this little guy was running around the pen (until I managed to catch him!)
weeks for points south. We spent time in villages, cities, with friends, with now-new friends, the rain, the snow, the mountains, and even dipped in to Austria a couple of times. We gorged on Kaffee und Kuchen, Wiener Schnitzel (one must have the real thing when in Salzburg) and plenty of German sausages. We consumed a fair amount of Glühwein to keep us warm in the chilly winter air. We met with relatives and friends and shared many a smile and conversation with the locals.



It was a winter with little snow but plenty of chill. This didn't stop us from exploring and enjoying Bavaria and her peaky mountains, the magnificent Alps.



If interested, please visit my father's well-written blog site for more detail on this trip, and others:



https://bobandeva.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/friends-along-the-way-friends-who-made-our-day/


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Pre-Sunrise at my friend's farm in IcelandPre-Sunrise at my friend's farm in Iceland
Pre-Sunrise at my friend's farm in Iceland

This was at five minutes before 10am, a late start for the lazy sun
Do You Ever Get the Feeling You Are Being Watched??Do You Ever Get the Feeling You Are Being Watched??
Do You Ever Get the Feeling You Are Being Watched??

We actually had to catch and shear one of these guys - what a chore!
Hungry Icelandic CowsHungry Icelandic Cows
Hungry Icelandic Cows

Why bother standing when you eat?
Icelandic Calf, A Few Days OldIcelandic Calf, A Few Days Old
Icelandic Calf, A Few Days Old

This little cutie was born the day after I arrived
Dramatic SunriseDramatic Sunrise
Dramatic Sunrise

The sun finally decided to make an appearance just after 11am. Slacker.
Reykjavik, IcelandReykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

Such an impressive city
Reykjavik in the Fading Light of Day Reykjavik in the Fading Light of Day
Reykjavik in the Fading Light of Day

Can you believe it is only 4:30 in the afternoon?
Here's to Cousins!Here's to Cousins!
Here's to Cousins!

Isabella, Suzi, Nina celebrating the holidays in true German style with lots of tasty Glühwein,
My father and I Enjoying a Massive Dampfnudeln mit Vanillesosse My father and I Enjoying a Massive Dampfnudeln mit Vanillesosse
My father and I Enjoying a Massive Dampfnudeln mit Vanillesosse

At one of many Christmas Markets, this one in Regensburg
The Hall of LiberationThe Hall of Liberation
The Hall of Liberation

Above the town of Kelheim
Inside of the Hall of LiberationInside of the Hall of Liberation
Inside of the Hall of Liberation

Looking up towards the top of the dome
Ahead of His TimeAhead of His Time
Ahead of His Time

Ancient and modern day iPad
Great Minds Think AlikeGreat Minds Think Alike
Great Minds Think Alike

Life imitating art
 Foggy Road Conditions  Foggy Road Conditions
Foggy Road Conditions

We picked a cruddy day to head to the mountains


2nd October 2018

Iceland and Gemany
While I was in Iceland, our young woman guide said, "if you're ever lost in the Iceland forest, just stand up!" Nice you were able to be with your Dad on that cold, cold holiday.... Dolores
2nd October 2018

Cold days
My father and I were indeed together, but only in southern Germany. I was in Iceland alone before I met up with him, as it was, you know, on the way.... :-)

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