07 September, 2008

Last minute roadtrips...

This week we visited an old friend who has recently moved to Nuremberg. The city itself is beautiful and its historical center is amazingly intact. I really enjoyed exploring the cobblestone streets and wandering through the gardens at the castle and fortress that overlook the city.

Nuremberg was once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire, the site of huge Nazi conventions, and is the birthplace of the Lebkuchen. (Note: this list is not necessarily in order of significance! Those of you who have ever tried Lebkuchen will know exactly what I'm talking about!)

Yesterday we wandered around downtown Stuttgart. The Stuttgarter Weindorf is going on right now and we soaked up the atmosphere and more than a little bit of sauerkraut. I discovered a great asian grocery store and bought all sorts of interesting beans and noodles and condiments. And when I got home I made my own vegetarian sushi!!! It was delicious and actually much easier than I'd expected!

Today we were planning to take a road trip, but B has suddenly "remembered" that he was supposed to have done 12 workbook pages over the summer for school, and they're due... TOMORROW! ACK!

*image thanks to Wikipedia

4 comments:

anno said...

Lebkuchen... yum!! The picture of Nuremberg looks beautiful.

Twelve pages of worksheets due on the first day of school? Not nearly so pleasant.

Good luck tomorrow!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Um... we've had a similar day. 4 hours of math homework, anyone?

Goofball said...

ouch nasty homework assignments :p

Africakid said...

Mmm, vegetarian sushi sounds excellent. Not so sure about the lebkuchen...

I found Nuremberg interesting too! Jeff had a class there last year and I joined him for a few nights. Glad you got the chance to explore.