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Cowgirl wannabe…

September 17, 2013


IMG_6232Zu beschäftigt mit dem Studium ist die Zeit des Bloggens viel zu kurz gekommen, aber jetzt bin ich wieder voll dabei – schliesslich gibt es eine Menge zu berichten!!! Ihr erinnert Euch noch? Neulichst waren wir in Dallas, TX. Auch wenn ich die meiste Zeit im Hotel verbracht habe und mit den Aufgaben für mein Studium beschäftigt war, hab ich es dennoch auf die Southfork Ranch geschafft und wie es sich gehört, hab ich auch ein paar ordentliche Cowboy Boots erstanden. Meine Recherche ergab, dass Cavender’s Boot City “the place to go” ist. Also sind wir dorthin und mein Ziel war es innerhalb einer Stunde ein paar Boots zu finden, natürlich Made in USA – war gar nicht so einfach war – was fuer ein Mekka!!!

Too busy with my studies I haven’t had time for blogging but now I am back – there is a lot to share!!! You still remember? We have been in Dallas, TX a while a go and although I had to spend most of my time in the hotel keeping up with my assignments (I can tell four courses at once – that keeps you busy…) but we made it to the Southfork Ranch. What do people, mostly Europeans, think when they think of Texas? Cowboys, Ranches, Meat etc… So before moving back to Europe of course I wanted to get a proper pair of cowboy boots! The conclusion of my research was that Cavander’s Boot City seems to be the place to go to. So off we were and spent some time to explore this fantastic place – I loved the smell of leather and my ultimate goal was to find a pair of boots within an hour – not so easy I can tell – and of course the boots should be made in the US (ok ok El Paso is close to the Mexican border but still they were made in the US).

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Do you remember this quote: Being married to J.R. is like a Hitchcock movie…

August 2, 2013


…You start out laughing but soon find yourself screaming in terror.

Who did not hang on the lips of Sue Ellen and J.R. in the 80s? Especially when you grew up in East Germany the series Dallas was a small window which one considered as the free world.

So once we had the chance to go to Dallas, TX – what do “boring” tourists do? Of course, they do a trip to the Southfork Ranch to enter the world of J.R. Ewing, Sue Ellen & Co. From Dallas city center about 30min – for Europeans like us impressive to see the flat landscape and the “oversized houses & yards” but ok, they have enough space so why shouldn’t they use it the way they do. 

Once arrived at the Southfork Ranch the first think one notice – ok it has become a tourist place with visitor and huge event center and they sell lots of , sorry but, things one doesn’t really need. However we paid the 13 dollar for the tour – loaded in a trailer for a usually five minute walk. I thought this is hilarious but ok. The tour guide was a young woman, very entertaining and she did a great job in explaining the whole story why the series ended up in Dallas area and was not mainly filmed in Hollywood. There is a little secret to it but I won’t tell otherwise people will see the series from a different perspective (once you know it you do and thus I won’t tell).

The house is smaller than one would think but still it was fun to see and especially on our way back to feel the melting asphalt…

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Vermont – the place my hubby likes

July 18, 2013


IMG_5219My mom and a friend came to visit. Of course it was nice to have your mom around you for 3 weeks and the house is cleaned, the laundry done and most importantly my hubby is happy as his shirts were ironed in time.

One weekend we thought to go to places we like and what comes first in mind? Vermont! As it reminds my hubby of Norway – the landscape, the green, the trees – it provides him a “home feeling”.

So we stopped by at our favorite restaurant in Waterbury: Hen of the Wood – the MUST place to go, when in Vermont and when one wants to enjoy a REALLY good meal. But prior to our evening treat we did a factory tour at nearby Ben & Jerry’s. My mom liked it but with the nice dinner ahead of us we decided to share a small cone. Still, the definition of small is something I have to get used to…

The next day we drove to Burlington and did a boat trip at lake Champlain. Perfect conditions and the boat season had just started. On our way back we stopped in Middlebury, drove these little roads where one starts to wonder whether this is an official road but we made it home with nice memories in mind.

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Farm Stand

June 22, 2013


Man muss nicht viel sagen, außer: es ist großartig auf dem Land zu wohnen da Gemüse, Obst und Pflanzen stets frisch sind. Und so wie bei Walker’s in Vermont einfach einladen…

I don’t have to do much explanation but: it is great to live in the countryside as produce – vegetables, greens, fruits and plants are always fresh and of great quality. Been at Walker Farm http://walkerfarm.com/ in Vermont (Dummerston close to Brattleboro) and everything looks so appealing so we definitely enjoyed our shopping.
















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Impressions of an early morning spring day

May 4, 2013


Auch ein Grund warum wir hier wohnen…

one of the reasons why we live here…

















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