Thursday, June 16, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Posted by May at 9:59 PM
By now, you must be all aware that we are surrounded by forests or the Main Spessart as it is known. If you aren't, then just have a look at the header of my blog. Can you see the dense growth? Well, for me it is only a 10 minute walk into the wild..:)
Now deep in the forest, 5 kms from where I live, is a Marian shrine, roughly 615 years old called Maria Buchen. You can very well go by car, but then, a hike is a different experience all together. We along with friends of ours decided to give it a shot.
Finding trails is not so hard(there are plenty passing through different villages too), though we had our iphone to see that we were not lost in the wild. Since we are experiencing a very dry spring season, it was a surprise to see the bright green around. To rest your tired feet, there are benches or plain logs of wood along the way.
That is Maria Buchen, perched on a hill or so it looks like. If you are to arrive from a different trail, it looks like it is down in a valley. Not only is the shrine very beautiful in the inside, there also is a restaurant beside it which serves very good food. But thanks to the E.Coli outbreak, we were not willing to take the risk of having lunch there. We settled in for some fresh ice cream.
If you are lucky, you will spot a bridal shoot like we did...
or grazing cows.......
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Posted by May at 10:28 PM
One of the things I like about Germany is the walking and cycling paths it has to offer. These tracks run along the country side allowing you to explore at your own pace and leisure. Spring and Summer are the best times for these activities. Personally, I hate biking or cycling. There is no particular reason, it's just that I prefer walking to riding a cycle.
When you have a family that loves going out on their bikes, then you are motivated to change your thinking and try giving this outdoor sport a shot. So it was a surprise to my family when I managed to bike alongside with ease, without pausing to catch my breath or grumble...:)
We passed along apple orchards,
Strawberry fields.....Can you spot the bright red in between....
Here's a close up for you. I have been wanting to go strawberry picking with a basket in hand. Have been trying hard to find out any information regarding this.
Further along we came across corn fields swaying along with the wind. The three heads are my hubby and kiddies patiently waiting for me...:)
We paused here and there, taking in the visual treat the country side had to offer.
Towards the end, we climbed atop a bridge and saw the whole process of a cruiser crossing a dam. Only after the ship had passed by us did I notice that it was from the Netherlands.
I so wanna go on a cruise right now!!!