Monday, November 26, 2012

Can't Keep Up

Every day is such an adventure...before I know it I am starting a new day. Here's a little recap of the past few days. 

On Friday we went to the Paris IKEA...WOW! I've never been to an IKEA store before...I can't wait to go again. We left our apartment at 10 a.m. and spent about 45 minutes driving there. They had a huge cafeteria in the middle of the store with the best food...and so cheap! We spent plenty of money on miscellaneous stuff for the apartment. Our main task was to get some additional lighting for the sewing room. Here's our bounty of goodies...five huge bags! It was 2:30 p.m. when we finally got home.

I found some great Christmas decorations for the apartment...I'll share those photos when I get all the decorations displayed. I love these IKEA bags...yes we had to purchase them...but they will be awesome for trips to Costco back in Alaska.

Then on Saturday morning I saw real Christmas trees at the florist on my regular Starbucks' visit.

Wanna guess how much they cost? I think the priciest was $179 Euros...$232.00 US. We'll stick with our tiny tree.

And tonight I type this blog from Mainz, Germany,  a suburb of Frankfurt where my husband has a meeting tomorrow. We were successful in catching the train from Paris to Mannheim, Germany and then connecting to Mainz...though it was a little signs in English at the Paris train station or the German train stations. I am so thankful to all the Europeans who speak English. 

It was dark and rainy when we arrived in Mainz. My husband has been here many times and he took me to a fabulous restaurant, Heiliggeist, which translates to "Holy Ghost." The restaurant was once a church. It is decorated for pretty. The food was incredibly wonderful and so inexpensive compared to Paris. My husband got the prize for picking the best meal, Roasted Wild Pig with Christmas-spicery, potato stuffed cabbage and baked pear. I helped him clean his plate.

I had Pork filet wrapped with bacon, peanut gnocchi and fried tomato.

The pork and fried tomatoes were great but the gnocchi sprinkled with crushed peanuts didn't do anything for me. I will have to do a lot of walking tomorrow...and of course my husband has another great restaurant to eat at tomorrow night. I think it is a good thing we don't live in Mainz...I would definitely be increasing the size of my waistline if I spent much time here.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have never been to an IKEA either. My sister was in Poland several times and she visited one there and loved it. Looks like you have been busy. So much fun for you going to Germany - you will be so busy seeing things the next several years that I do not think you will have a lot of time to quilt!
Pricey Christmas trees for sure!!

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