Elmar, Remscheid, Strunkis Home, Germany

Biggi


Posted Feb 4, 2013, 5:46 pm
Dear Visitor of my Travellog

look deep in my eyes.


http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/hpim23503kxya2dhm6.jpg

Deeper!

http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/hpim2350cg4m93avft.jpg

Deeper!

http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/hpim2350vx39mdolpf.jpg

You get sleepy!

http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/hpim2350bh6i4v3sco.jpg
All you want from now on:

Become my new host!

Snip!!
You're awake now!
fleursmum


Posted Feb 22, 2013, 8:33 am
Hi Mum,

I have arrived!!! I am a bit thinner but in good health! I am off now to use my hypnotic powers to get my host to take some photos and we will put them up tomorrow!!  :D

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 23, 2013, 7:04 am
Hi Mum,

See my hypnotic powers worked!!! Yay!! I met all the other TV's who are here, Suomi-boy, Mr Shaun, Kali and Napoleon and of course Cyril - he is resident here and greets all the new TV's - sometimes he gets to go out with us too!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030878_zps54bbee15.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030880_zps06064e7f.jpg
Having a chat with Napoleon - he wants to make and eat cake too so maybe I can put my hypnotic powers to good use!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030881_zps5edb72a0.jpg
Cyril is very nice Mum!  :D

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030882_zpsddcc167b.jpg
Here is where I am staying Mum
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030883_zps67d76317.jpg
part of the yard - there has been a lot of rain in the last week and so the grass is going green again
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030884_zps936e191c.jpg
the last few flowers on the gum tree
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030885_zps57869643.jpg
house from the front yard.

Off for a chat with the others now Mum
More soon

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 25, 2013, 6:58 am
Hi Mum,

Today Napoleon decided to entertain us while we were having a chat
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030906_zps7a4f3558.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030907_zps451e26c2.jpg
maybe a little big?
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030908_zps075e6cad.jpg
this one looks a better size  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030909_zpse9413aca.jpg
Mmmmm...I think someone is being silly now!!  ;)

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 26, 2013, 5:18 am
Hi Mum,

Today we had a big outing and did many exciting things!!! :D
First we helped Mr Shaun achieve a life mission and it was a little scary but I was ok!!
Here is where we started
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030912_zps8728a473.jpg
This is the Eureka Skydeck building - it is the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, we are going to the 88th floor! :o And the lift only takes 38 seconds to get there!!! Boy!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030919_zpsc30ad079.jpg
and here I am up the top! Looking along the Yarra River away from the city
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030922_zps48484fcb.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030923_zps1cc28c58.jpg
the main part of the city is behind us - we are on the window ledge which is on the floor!! Talk about floor to ceiling windows Mum!!  :o
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030943_zpsc1b9aeb5.jpg
Here I am on the outdoor viewing deck behind me is Port Phillip Bay
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030957_zps6d1ccc33.jpg
Back down again Mum, looking at the giant bees on the building!

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 26, 2013, 5:50 am
Hi Mum,

Here I am crossing the Yarra River - I am told there is a church to visit on the other side!! Could be a visit towards a life mission Mum!!  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030959_zps34269fea.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030962_zps7b7b76bf.jpg
On the way I had a photo with the Paparazzi Dogs - a sculpture in Federation Square - there are 4 or 5 of these dogs - the others have cameras!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030965_zps1c6409b3.jpg
Here we are Mum - St Paul's Cathedral.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030966_zpsba8512d2.jpg
Looking back at Federation Square
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030967_zps9a59e6fb.jpg
over the road is Flinders Street Station
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030968_zpsc71c2968.jpg
inside the cathedral - very quiet in here Mum.  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030969_zps03a7cea9.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030970_zps4447c62e.jpg
here are the main doors - beautiful stained glass.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030971_zpsc41fa980.jpg
Here I outside the Cathedral looking over the road to Flinders Street station


More soon

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Feb 26, 2013, 5:53 am
Hey Mum,

I had a visit to a huge shop that sells fabric, household goods like curtains, pillows etc and all kinds of craft and wool!! So not technically a wool shop but nearly!  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030973_zps99ffeb73.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030974_zps5eb1beba.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030975_zps30c0b172.jpg
Nice colours here Mum
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030977_zps9f8b0a3b.jpg
heading back to the train station we saw this amazing graffiti.

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 4, 2013, 7:47 am
Hi Mum,

Back in the city today to do some classes at the Paper and Scrapbooking Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition Building
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030993_zps8fab2978.jpg
nice inside here Mum
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1030999_zps88469380.jpg
and outside
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040002_zps474eb7fc.jpg
now I am in the gardens
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040008_zpsf6cfdce5.jpg
around the other side of the building
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040011_zps9de93a37.jpg
just so you know where I am Mum! ;)

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 5, 2013, 7:24 am
Hey Mum!!!!

I used my wonderful hypnotic powers and today I achieved a LIFE MISSION
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040023_zps7f9d1eee.jpg
Here I am at the Melbourne Zoo!! I am soooooo happy!!  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040030_zps543dcaa3.jpg
behind me here there are lions sleeping in the grass - I hope you can see them - it is about 34 degrees C today so the animals are very sleepy!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040031_zps5cd22495.jpg
the pelicans are ok though
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040038_zps59ebebbc.jpg
we are on our way into see the seals now
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040039_zps67f83d07.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040040_zpse5846e35.jpg
behind Napoleon and I are some fish only in this photo you can only see us!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040041_zpseec0a067.jpg
there goes one!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040042_zpsa66ae0fe.jpg
only reflections here!!  ;)
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040044_zps086d0c2b.jpg
Ah! There is a Banjo shark - they are very curious and come to the top of the water to have a look at you!  :D They are gentle and harmless.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040054_zpsf1da80de.jpg
here is a fish under a rock!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040057_zps45a11f55.jpg
Mmmmmm....me looking at you looking at me!!!  ;)
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look at this cute sea horse - it went yellow while I was watching it!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040065_zpsc7221526.jpg
off into the jungle now Mum!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040068_zps07dc6a49.jpg
there is a gorilla lying on the ground behind me - snoozing I think!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040074_zps537f36aa.jpg
me in the jungle!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040075_zpsb61b72dd.jpg
off to see the elephants now Mum... some family maybe?  ;)
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040076_zps62ae9c2c.jpg
they are way over the other side of their enclosure eating! We have a great view of elephant bottoms!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040077_zps8722b630.jpg
there is a new baby elephant at the Zoo but it was inside having a rest from the visitors when I was there!  :(
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040083_zpsb2f9d7fd.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040095_zpsac1e67c1.jpg
next we visited the orang-utans - they were sleepy too
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040106_zps06552cae.jpg
the giraffe were out and about and eating  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040110_zpsed6d02f5.jpg
I said hello to some zebras
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040113_zpsd6085349.jpg
and look Mum!! A koala up a gum tree! Koala's are always sleepy so this is normal even on a cold day!!  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040119_zps32d5966d.jpg
too hot for the wallabies, they are all asleep in the shade
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040124_zps36772b0b.jpg
Aussie outback letter boxes
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040128_zpsb4e9e056.jpg
this emu was resting in the shade too
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040132_zpsc6b26bd3.jpg
some interesting sculpture!  :D Off for a cold drink and a rest in the air conditioned car now!!

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 7, 2013, 1:10 am
Hi Mum,

Sadly my hypnotic powers haven't produced any cake making but I did find these today.....
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040143_zpsba5f204f.jpg
and one of Sue's TV's arrived home today - it is Buddy
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040140_zps2d7634d9.jpg
we all gave him a big hug hello!!

Off to do some munching

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxoooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 9, 2013, 2:30 am
Hi Mum,

Today is International Women's Day and we are at school for a lunch (Yep I have seen cakes!!) and a talk by the local Federal Politician, Joanne Duncan. There are also ladies from the community here to talk to the female Year 12 students
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040152_zps4ff0876b.jpg
Now for that cake!!  :p
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040154_zps27e89fdc.jpg
Elmar heaven!!!!

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 12, 2013, 6:52 am
Hi Mum,

Today we said goodbye to Kali - she is heading back to America to do some more travelling
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040169_zpsd3a66c2d.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040165_zpsc636b001.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 17, 2013, 2:08 am
Hi Mum,

Tonight we had dinner at a pub called Holgates
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040241_zps7e5cdaf9.jpg
we helped Suomi-boy achieve a life mission.

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 17, 2013, 2:31 am
Hi Mum,  :D

Today we went shopping for some flag bunting for a display at Sue's work - next week is Multi Cultural Week.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040251_zpsf95487a3.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 17, 2013, 2:40 am
Hi Mum,
This afternoon we are at a costume hire shop, the family are going to a 21st on the weekend and the theme is Arabian nights - I like these hats!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040256_zps3bc2c594.jpg

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040265_zpsf025b72c.jpg
Good costume here!!

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 17, 2013, 3:02 am
Hi Mum,
After work today we went into the city because Napoleon's Dad is here on holiday!! We got to meet all his plushy blue friends too!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040272_zpsbf233587.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 17, 2013, 6:14 am
Hi Mum,

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040329_zpsb84402c6.jpg
Using my hypnotic powers today Mum
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040328_zps01429e50.jpg
recipe is out on the bench!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040330_zpsd34133e5.jpg
supplies out too
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040331_zps836ac54c.jpg
flour going in the cup
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040332_zpsb6d9100e.jpg
and the cocoa
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040333_zps242b4f27.jpg
mixing
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040334_zps54e4745f.jpg
in goes the egg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040335_zps45686287.jpg
and the milk and oil
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040336_zpsd0a872e5.jpg
and some chocolate chip
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040337_zpscdc727d0.jpg
into the microwave
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040338_zps568495b7.jpg
cooked now
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040339_zps50fd093f.jpg
looks good
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040340_zpsa139859b.jpg
YUM!!!!
and I have made a LIFE MISSIONmy hypnotic powers are working well Mum  :D

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 17, 2013, 6:36 am
Hi Mum
Today we had corn fritters for lunch!  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040327_zps2b786328.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 17, 2013, 6:56 am
Hi Mum,
Today we are visiting Ballarat Wildlife Park and I met a kangaroo
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040173_zps0502c768.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040177_zps1afbfb61.jpg
I learned stuff about koalas
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040180_zpsdb99be01.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040184_zpscc6d1904.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040189_zps819ce725.jpg
and the Tasmanian Devil
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040196_zps8b094fde.jpg
here is one. They make a horrible screaming/growling noise and their ears glow red in the sunshine!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040201_zps0e12aec0.jpg
I also met a young wombat - she is about 6 years old and weighs 25kg, fully grown she will weigh 40kgs!!  :o
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040208_zps248aa751.jpg
these are not Australian, they are American alligators but we took a photo anyway!  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040212_zps3881b5d7.jpg
I met a very handsome lizard
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040217_zps130b517b.jpg
and saw koalas in the gum trees
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040222_zps6177cf97.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040230_zpsabc334f2.jpg
the kangaroos are resting in the shade, it is a very hot day today!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040232_zps9a38fd7d.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040233_zpsbacbf9a2.jpg
Off home now for a rest and a cool drink!!
Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 19, 2013, 12:14 am
Hi Mum

Today we said goodbye to Napoleon - he is off on his travels to Japan for cherry blossom time!  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040346_zpsfc9c4b92.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040342_zps82ddb988.jpg
Buddy, Mr Shaun, Cyril, Suomi-boy and I all wished him safe travels.

Love and hugs
Suomi-boy
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 25, 2013, 9:04 am
Hi Mum,

Today I had a treat and I got to achieve a LIFE MISSION I went to a wool store!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040368_zps5110e1bd.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040369_zps3ec77b8b.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040370_zps58505c1f.jpg
The store is called Pick up Stitches. Good name huh!!  :D

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040371_zps5727dcaf.jpg
I like this window Mum!  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040372_zpsf7f710d8.jpg
lots of great knitted goodies
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040373_zps23d3b912.jpg
Wonderful tea cosies (tea pot covers!)  :D
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040374_zpsd2b1f1a3.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040375_zps60845090.jpg
and on our way home we passed this church! Have to run Mum the rain is coming!!

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Mar 25, 2013, 9:09 am
Hi Mum,

Today we have been helping ;) to fold paper cranes - they are for the Japanese teacher at school - there are some students from Fukushima visiting next week and we need heaps of cranes!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040376_zps297293fa.jpg


Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 2, 2013, 8:18 am
Hi Mum,

This week is multicultural week at school, there has been different music, movies at lunch time, unusual cooking smells! But here in the library there is just a display!  :D

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040379_zps00cde2f1.jpg
[IMG]
some books
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some recipes
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040384_zps113aaa1f.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040391_zps2e6be36f.jpg
and flags of other countries.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040392_zps91f32c64.jpg
I am not so fuzzy now!!!

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 2, 2013, 8:35 am
Hi Mum,

Today we are at the beach and are going to take the Chow for a walk
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040393_zpsaed4d194.jpg
heading towards the boat launching ramp here
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040399_zpsfd973003.jpg
Mmmmm..didn't think it was that warm but the Chow is in swimming
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040403_zps58e6c139.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040406_zpsd7fb25eb.jpg
we passed an old winch that was used to haul the boats in to the beach before the jetty was built
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040411_zpsf25f84ba.jpg


Off for a sit on the beach
love and hugs
Elmar
fleursmum


Posted Apr 2, 2013, 9:07 am
Hi Mum,

We are walking the dog again this morning, but going in the opposite direction
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040415_zps6f34e345.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040417_zpsfc87d277.jpg
taking in the sights
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040418_zps91062e7e.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040419_zps4c81de14.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040421_zpsae918e2c.jpg
Oh No!! We have to climb back up all these stairs!!

Tiredly yours
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 2, 2013, 9:13 am
Hi Mum,

Back to the beach for another walk this morning
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040425_zpsd09ef108.jpg
guess who was swimming once again!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040433_zpsc5909e02.jpg
I found an interesting mussel shell.

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 2, 2013, 9:29 am
Hi Mum

Gardening day today - check out all the mulch to be moved!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040440_zps68f5aa16.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 2, 2013, 9:30 am
Hi Mum,

Sue had a sewing day with a friend today and made this little basket - just the right size for me!! ;)
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040451_zpsb0ccf5c7.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 3, 2013, 9:36 pm
Hi Mum,

Happy Easter!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040458_zps9265f6e7.jpg

Love from Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 16, 2013, 7:41 am
Hi Mum,

Today we said goodbye to Buddy her is off on his travels to Oklahoma!!

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040461_zps605e30f4.jpg?t=1366062420

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 16, 2013, 7:56 am
Hi Mum,

Today we took the dog for a walk at the park
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040463_zps4ba6c2c1.jpg?t=1366062426

Nice day here today
Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 16, 2013, 8:11 am
Hi Mum,

We went to the market today
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040483_zps0a22289c.jpg?t=1366062450
It is quite busy and a fine day so that is good


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040479_zps034c3e07.jpg?t=1366062441
Here is lunch - baked potato with butter, cheese, bacon and pineapple!!

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040485_zpsc59583d2.jpg?t=1366062457
Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 16, 2013, 8:17 am
Hi Mum,

Today we are on our way to the beach and stopped in Geelong to look at some of the bollards
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040489_zpscacc71a2.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040490_zpsb40e9829.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040497_zps6430e82f.jpg

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040500_zpsfec4bd41.jpghttp://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040500_zpsfec4bd41.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040506_zps03c5cf9e.jpg

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040505_zps54c77ee0.jpg?t=1366062514

]We had a ride on the Thomas train along the waterfront
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040524_zps09ecd9b2.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040528_zpsb1cb4d56.jpg
Riding along the beach...off for a rest now Mum

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 17, 2013, 10:16 pm
Hi Mum,

We had a walk along the track by the beach today
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040531_zpsd9824490.jpg

More soon
Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 17, 2013, 10:39 pm
Hi Mum,
Today we are visiting Queenscliffe - an old town on the coast, it is a fishing town and has a fort that was built in the 1860's.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040548_zpsbf039a19.jpg
We are heading off down the pier
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040550_zps43d44969.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040553_zps7db9e782.jpg
this is the old waiting room on the pier for the people waiting for the ferry
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040558_zps9ac69a4b.jpg
now I am nearer the fort on the hill looking back at the beach
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040564_zps84a514e5.jpg
this light house was built in the 1960's and is the only black light house in Australia
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040568_zps54f92d4b.jpg
this is the original light house built in the 1860's
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040571_zps02fce448.jpg
and the beach near the light house
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040574_zpse959d6d8.jpg
and a de fused bomb picked up by a mine sweeper ship during WW2.

More soon
Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 21, 2013, 3:33 am
Hi Mum,

Today we are at the beach at Ocean Grove
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040587_zps5d8ad539.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040588_zpsd7ef4925.jpg

Heading off down the coast now

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxoxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 30, 2013, 12:45 am
Hi Mum,

We are further down the coast now at Barwon Heads - here I am looking back to the township and bridge we drove over
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040593_zps9fc221d0.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040599_zps0b6d924a.jpg
now we are out on the coast by the ocean
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040602_zps3d6c1366.jpg
this area is known as the ship wreck coast - back in the 1800's many sailing ships went aground along here
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040607_zpsa882943c.jpg

More soon
Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 30, 2013, 12:46 am
Hi Mum,

We have driven back up the coast and out to Point Lonsdale to see the light house
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040609_zps5e30b3fc.jpg
this is the opening in Port Phillip Bay where the ships go through to get up to Melbourne
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040616_zps05e5106d.jpg
and here is the light house

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 30, 2013, 12:48 am
Hi Mum,

Today we are taking Tupai for a walk on the beach
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040621_zpsca5dba9f.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 30, 2013, 12:51 am
Hi Mum,

Some baking was taking place today bit it wasn't cake!!  :(
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040643_zps6e414b00.jpg
there was eggs, grated cheese and creamed sweet corn being mixed
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040644_zps1bc26d71.jpg
crusts being cut off bread
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040645_zps38061741.jpg
and this was the final result after coming out of the oven! Yum!! Smells good!
Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 30, 2013, 1:06 am
Hi Mum,

Today we went to the Melbourne Exhibition Buildings for a quilt show
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040710_zps6e053884.jpg
we saw this interesting house on our way through the park

Love and hugs
Elmar
xooxx
fleursmum


Posted Apr 30, 2013, 1:24 am
Hi Mum,

Today is ANZAC day - it is a day when Australians and New Zealanders remember the men and women who went off to war - in the afternoon there is a big football match between two of the Melbourne teams - Essendon and Collingwood
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040761_zpsa9831268.jpg
lots of people go to the game but lots also come to Federation Square and watch on the big screen.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040769_zpsc51a90e4.jpg
Today we also showed Charly6 around the city.

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted May 12, 2013, 5:58 am
Hi Mum,
We drove to Macedon today to have a look at the colour in the trees
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040800_zpsab2945e0.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040808_zps50d09319.jpg
lots have fallen already
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040820_zpsbc9ad88d.jpg
driving home
[IMG]

[URL=
http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/tupaismum/media/P1040820_zpsbc9ad88d.jpg.html]http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040820_zpsbc9ad88d.jpghttp://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040821_zpsd77a44b0.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040822_zps015b09d7.jpg
here is the street my host lives in
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040831_zps9e017558.jpg
nice colours coming here.

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted May 12, 2013, 6:10 am
Nice sunrise this morning  :D

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040852_zpsb34c9d00.jpg

Hugs
Elmar
xx00xx
fleursmum


Posted May 12, 2013, 6:28 am
Hi Mum,
Today we went to the Victoria Market to get some meat, fruit and veges
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040922_zpsa051bd85.jpg
Interesting sculpture
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040923_zps378b2158.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040931_zps28069b64.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040936_zps79ef8057.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040940_zpsc0f5b58c.jpg
time for lunch!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040947_zpsb0042a52.jpg
After lunch we found a Christmas shop
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040956_zpsc1089da8.jpg
Now we are off on a chocolate tour - this is the window of the Haigh's chocolate shop
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040970_zpsd0dccdbb.jpg
we went to a chocolate shop in this arcade
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040979_zpsd0d10c9a.jpg
this is the Royal Arcade - yep another chocolate shop along here!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1040989_zps600d49ca.jpg
Mmmmmmm.....what to have??

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted May 12, 2013, 6:38 am
A quiet day at home today, sunny and nice to be outside
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050018_zpse88b4c90.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050017_zps7f1c7ddf.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted May 16, 2013, 6:19 am
Hi Mum,

Today we have been to the golf course - it started out a nice day but then we had hail and rain...not much fun!! :(
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050027_zpsff1904fe.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050034_zpsb2639282.jpg
Hail stones!!

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted May 28, 2013, 7:57 am
Hi Mum,

We are at the beach again this weekend...so we played a game of "How many TV's can you get on a post!"
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050042_zpsbb4e8f40.jpg
Mr Shaun and Charly6 started first
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050043_zps277ca381.jpg
then I joined in
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050044_zpsf1870a03.jpg
then Soumi-boy! No problems to us, we are good at this game!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050045_zps09c32fd9.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050046_zpse9074c89.jpg
we sat on the beach for a while - it was a very nice day.

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted May 28, 2013, 7:59 am
Hi Mum,
We had another walk along the beach before heading home today
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050058_zps3646d524.jpg
Tupai had a swim - it was too cold for me!!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050068_zpsc1711d6e.jpg
not much happening at the boat launching ramp.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050074_zpsc94006c3.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050078_zps773adc5b.jpg
some pelicans are here today
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050087_zpsd6a9b1e0.jpg
one wet dog!!  :o
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050096_zps3bff8e87.jpg
Back home now!

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Jun 13, 2013, 6:30 am
Hey Mum,

Today I am saying goodbye to everyone here and getting ready to travel again
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050107_zps504d433c.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050106_zps09b33203.jpg
goodbye to Cyril
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050105_zpsdb173f9f.jpg
gathered my goodies
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1050108_zps73b8117a.jpg
off I go....


Bye...see you soon
Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Jul 30, 2013, 8:04 am
Hi Mum!!

I am back in Australia????? :o

I do not know what happened but I went to America could not be delivered and now I am back in Australia!!

LOve and hugs
Elmar
fleursmum


Posted Aug 11, 2013, 6:51 am
Hi Mum,

Today we went to a book crossing meet up
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060021_zpsedfff796.jpg
we went down the Calder freeway
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060022_zps45b33bca.jpg
off at Bulla Road - there is a narrow bridge here but it missed the photo!
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060024_zpscba90f9b.jpg
at Bulla we stopped for petrol and refreshments
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060026_zps57098777.jpg
we continued along the Tullamarine freeway
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060027_zpsf191588f.jpg
and here we are at the Green Sage Cafe - there are lots of books looking for new homes
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060029_zps45b2b143.jpg
back home along the Tullamarine freeway
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060030_zpsf036b198.jpg
the Calder freeway
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060032_zps94e41476.jpg
and just up this rise we turn right and we are home!

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Aug 13, 2013, 9:21 am
Hi Mum,

Today in the park, we saw someone had been yarn bombing the Tane Mahuta statue - sadly the head has been stolen from the carving - this is the second time it has happened.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060053_zps93ce8e12.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060063_zpsc5cb0959.jpg
back near the car we saw the Australian and Aboriginal flags flying.

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Aug 19, 2013, 6:40 am
Hi Mum,

I think I have been here before do you remember this elephant?

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060072_zpsf990973a.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Aug 19, 2013, 6:41 am
Hi Mum,

Today it was sunny then the temperature dropped suddenly and there was a hail shower, there were still a few left when we got outside.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060113_zpsc8400d5f.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Aug 23, 2013, 9:10 am
Hi Mum,

Today we are in the old park behind the football oval

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060120_zps1dfce9e6.jpg

Love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
fleursmum


Posted Aug 23, 2013, 9:13 am
Hey Mum,

today I said goodbye to everyone here...i am off again on my travels
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060128_zpsba3d5e92.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/tupaismum/P1060129_zpsb586dcf4.jpg

see you next from Germany...fingers crossed... ;)
love and hugs
Elmar
xxooxx
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Aug 31, 2013, 4:18 pm
Hi Mum,

Today I arrived Remscheid and all the plushies there gave me a very warm and friendly welcome and a first group hug
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7025_zpsfa3b2f98.jpg

Mefito was the first
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7027_zps246652f3.jpg

Then Charlotte hugged me
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7028_zps4174566a.jpg

Here Laika welcomes me
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7029_zpse4653a22.jpg

This is HelmutBluepant
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7030_zps6263810f.jpg

Gozer, the cool bear hugs me
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7031_zps0d17d03c.jpg

And this is Hase, a smart bunny
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7032_zps62d65a55.jpg

Then I showed and gave my gifts, yummy sweets, a nice card and a colourful bookmark
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7026_zps0dec2bfc.jpg
Thanks a lot for the nice souvenirs, fleursmum :D

After my arrival we all together shared the raspberries
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7033_zpse71a5fdc.jpg

Finally we all sat around our special-plushie-campfire, heard stories from Down Under and singing songs the whole night
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/30-08-13%20Ankunft%20Elmar/Foto7034_zpsdcdfb742.jpg

That´s it for today, see You soon
Yours
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Sep 2, 2013, 9:38 pm
Hello Mum,

today we made a trip into prehistoric times and went to a famous place near Düsseldorf called Neandertal. There for about more than 150 years Dr. Carl Fuhlrott found relicts of a prehistoric human and he called him "Neanderthaler"
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7043_zps4d7b34ec.jpg

Here he welcomes us very friendly
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7096_zpsd0e92241.jpg

Interesting for me, to meet my first ancient colleague
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7060_zps1af4517a.jpg

But let´s see what we can learn from the prehistoric humans outside
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7124_zps6be521e7.jpg
Here a reconstruction of an oven from the late stone age

Interesting tools for hunting
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7067_zps49cce6c2.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7081_zpsd5068783.jpg
and fishing

The huge skull of a prehistoric aurochs
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7050_zps2455f656.jpg

Small talk between plushie to plushie
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7055_zpsece4e7b1.jpg

Interesting, how a prehistoric drill works
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7103_zps6c35bb9c.jpg

And what for nice artefacts the prehistoric people had
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7088_zpsf1d5f0f1.jpg

And small talk with an impressive felt-mammoth
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7074_zps9ee6bfbd.jpg

An instrument called "atlatl", or spear thrower
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7117_zps212017b0.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7106_zpsb58fa722.jpg
It helps to throw the spear about a longer distance

What an informative and interesting day but now we all are tired
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/01-09-13%20Neanderthalmuseum/Foto7125_zpsd13a4c87.jpg

That´s it for today
See You soon
Yours Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Sep 10, 2013, 8:35 pm
Hello Mum,

today we left Remscheid at noon to spend our weekend at a noble resort chosen by Charlotte
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7136_zps0f03243b.jpg
Here Strunki takes care that we all have a safe seat

And after two hours we reached this for Lotte suitable nice place
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7150_zps924e0a11.jpg

It´s a wellness-hotel situated in the middle of a wonderful park
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7157_zps2e235371.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7171_zps7aa9b0fa.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7172_zps9e598ad4.jpg

This is the acess to the entrance
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7185_zps97dcccf9.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7186_zps1ea13aae.jpg

And here we sit in the middle of 5 wonderful hedges cut in waveform
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7188_zpsb54f6ad8.jpg

The reception is called "Orangerie"
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7195_zps43d64d53.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7209_zps5ae55c3c.jpg
Here the view from the gallery

Have You ever seen such a nice view on such a large pool?
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7202_zps11442567.jpg

Here we are outside again on a footwalk between the guesthouses
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7218_zpsf13e6e37.jpg
It is called fuchisa-avenue

This is the pump-room with the curative water sources built in the early 19th century in the Biedermeyer style
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7225_zps1909d659.jpg
There we drank the healing water.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7210_zps1eb41368.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7211_zps62ff2ac8.jpg
It tastes very well

Now we are in the library, also used as a smokers room
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7232_zps854a449c.jpg

Look, the wallpaper shows the same asian scene You find on the upholstery
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7235_zps5aac2c6d.jpg

Now we are in our suite
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7243_zps8d2d4db6.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7244_zps205386ca.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7245_zpsa625c74d.jpg

This is our view out of the window
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7242_zps6c0b3da5.jpg
Now we stand in front of the guesthouse our suite is situated
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7264_zpsb724ce60.jpg

This wing is an outer part of the connected ballroom
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7257_zps229d1cae.jpg
Have a look inside the main ballroom
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7273_zps8ca81f26.jpg

This is the main entrance, or Orangerie, again at night
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7277_zps6e8d4100.jpg

Here we are in the corridor of our guesthouse
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7265_zps6db8c649.jpg

This huge boar we met in another wing of another guesthouse
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7293_zps94f96173.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7294_zps782e8df2.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7295_zpsf3c372c9.jpg

But he didn´t want to follow us into the SPA, where we made a sauna-session :cyclops:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7248_zps161b7143.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7249_zps69b0f6ae.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/07-09-13%20Bad%20Driburg/Foto7250_zps754bce88.jpg

These were our nice days in Bad Driburg
See You soon Mum,
Love and hug You
Yours
Elmar






Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Sep 12, 2013, 7:17 am
Hello Mum,
today was a great day: We visited mcdaniels with her plushiegang and got a wonderful warm welcome at their home
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7298_zps7663ea7d.jpg

We were welcomed by The Wotwots , Sargent Froggo and UrselHH and all are very nice to us
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7299_zpsbd79eb26.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7307_zps1281deb7.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7310_zpsf112f9c2.jpg

Then they invited us to a delicous chocolate-gumbear-meal
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7315_zpsc644de5d.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7316_zpsd0bf7a27.jpg
We had a lot of fun telling and listen to the adventures

After hours of happiness enjoying their community it was time to say Goodbye, because Helmut, Lotte and the little skunk will spend some time here...

Good bye HelmutBluepant, we spent a great time together
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7321_zps521523aa.jpg

Good bye charming Charlotte, I was very pleased to meet you
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7320_zps70d0bdb2.jpg

Finally we gave a last group-hug to little Mefito, we had a lot of fun with You
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7325_zps073188b4.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/08-09-13%20Besuch%20bei%20Regina/Foto7326_zpsaf3eec7b.jpg
Leaving plushies is not so easy, but I hope we will meet again, sometime, somewhere...
Then we travelled back to Remscheid with strunki, that she´s not alone without Lotte and Helmut

That was it for today, Mum
see You next in Wolf at the Moselle, next weekend we want to visit a wine festival :p
Yours
Elmar

Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Sep 15, 2013, 10:49 pm
Hello Mum,

this weekend we made a nice trip to the river Moselle
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7334_zps5fd83bc7.jpg

We went to Wolf, a part of Traben-Trarbach, because on this weekend we want to visit the wine-festival there
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7339_zpsfd325ed9.jpg

On the river drove some nice ships and You have a nice view on the hills where the wine grows
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7422_zps6e25abbc.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7426_zpsa1e38562.jpg

All houses and the streets were decorated with colourful garlands and the old town-flag
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7371_zps4fa85458.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7430_zps65d6cb5d.jpg

A lot of old houses are renovated and show permanent colourful ornaments as well
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7345_zps3edf660b.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7362_zps7de15e00.jpg
A nice balcony
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7375_zps031ef882.jpg
and other half timbered houses
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7379_zps5abe93d9.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7384_zps02eff86a.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7388_zps66648f30.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7414_zps9abc337d.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7418_zps5dde4868.jpg
Interesting: This house was build in 1782 and the first high-water-mark is only two years later....
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7353_zps9487d40a.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7357_zpse3f85856.jpg
But now let´s concentrate on the wine-festival
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7487_zps6013affe.jpg

Everywhere in the streets bands were playing nice music
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7466_zpsecc0dc68.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7467_zps19488fe4.jpg
This blue-white band comes from Eindhoven and is called "Just Fun"

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7474_zps2f3f1af2.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7475_zps6287421f.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7482_zpsd8835e89.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7483_zps4b432f4e.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7366_zpsf7e47bcd.jpg

Before we found something to eat and drink we had fun at a still
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7340_zps1e1d8141.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7341_zpsdb501564.jpg

A nice horse told us where we perhaps find something to eat
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7367_zpsc6a24632.jpg

We found some peaches on trees and some blue grapes, but we won´t plunder foreign gardens ;)
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7349_zps316b8d23.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7401_zpsa5005c85.jpg

Perhaps a spit roast?
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7358_zps7e911177.jpg

We decided to eat a huge steak with onions
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7389_zps029fbb51.jpg

And, of course, we drank some wine
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7393_zpsf9d782f4.jpg

A nice place was here
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7402_zps5ee38a0a.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7410_zps6a45c1d8.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7397_zps435a0b45.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7406_zpscb4782b8.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7442_zpseeea2f6f.jpg

We shared a last wafel together before we had to leave this nice place
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7443_zpsa2d2e197.jpg

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/14-09-13%20Weinfest%20Wolf/Foto7335_zps2c68a7c5.jpg
That was our weekend at the Moselle, see and hug You Mum
Yours
Elmar



Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Sep 21, 2013, 8:39 am
Hello Mum,

today we plushies baked fresh plumcake
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7494_zpsdb627845.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7495_zps8e1c3ced.jpg

I was responsible fot the eggs
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7499_zps0477bb96.jpg

After Gozer and Hase filled in their ingrediences, I added the eggs
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7504_zps4cc72fcd.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7506_zps99c19a7d.jpg

After Laika put in the flour, we all watched the dough and waited for the plums
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7508_zpsfcd922f0.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7509_zps2bc07036.jpg

Here they are
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7510_zpsabddf866.jpg

When the dough was ready, we filled the plate with
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7511_zpsd9dcb1d4.jpg


And added the plums onto the dough line for line
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7512_zpsed9f3354.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7513_zps54c12124.jpg

Ready for the oven
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7514_zpsb09d06aa.jpg

After a eternety for us plushies, the plumcake war ready, but too hot to have a piece directly
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7515_zpsf3e31c10.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-09-13%20Plumcake/Foto7516_zpsd96feba5.jpg
Looks Yummy

Yours
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Sep 24, 2013, 11:45 am
Hi Mum,

today we visited the the old Mediveal Castle "Schloss Burg" of the counts of Berg that was rebuilt in the late 19th. century.
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7520_zpseeeded2a.jpg http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7524_zps78ad1f3b.jpg

So let´s go through the first huge portal and have a look at the first court
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7528_zpsc036cb97.jpg http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7575_zpsedc49d68.jpg

Very nice the first impressions, "typical Bergisch"
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7532_zps89b54f1a.jpg

Here we have the view behind the gate
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7567_zps0198c170.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7536_zpsb95167a4.jpg http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7540_zps86dbbf52.jpg

The statue you see shows Count Engelbert of Berg. By this noble family the region is named Bergisches Land, not because they have some small mountains and hills here 
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7544_zpsaf28da91.jpg

A thick defending tower
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7548_zpsbeb1d826.jpg

But Schloss Burg doesn´t only mean see an old castle, You also can have a trip from the valley station to the upper station of the ropeway
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7549_zps8e6a4d17.jpg http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7550_zps440dda16.jpg
See our Burger Bretzels around our necks?
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7563_zps5596ce45.jpg
Every child and, of couse, bravely tv´s as well should get one as a typical souvenir from here :p

From here You have a nice view on the landscape and the ropeway as well
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7556_zpsce9bd242.jpg

Lots of nice Begisch cafe´s and restaurants You find here
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7560_zps62913ff1.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7561_zps56a1fe78.jpg http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7562_zps81ba2a26.jpg

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7571_zps6edc010f.jpg http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/22-09-13%20Schloss%20Burg/Foto7579_zps1c2869a0.jpg
A nice visit comes to an end at the Dröppelminna, an old typical koffiepot of this region

That was our trip for today,
love and see You Mum
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Sep 27, 2013, 10:09 pm
Hi Mum,

today was a very special day for the little Laika, she met her mum blubb in Wuppertal, because she spends the weekend here.

I was very pleased to meet blubbs guest, the litte red rabbit LinaLou

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/27-09-13%20Laika%20meets%20her%20mum/Foto7610_zps7df11ef0.jpg

Lina and me liked each other from the very first moment very much :cyclops:

After our welcome we plushies had a huge cocolate ice-cream :p

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/27-09-13%20Laika%20meets%20her%20mum/Foto7612_zpsb86a0c6a.jpg

It was sooo yummy and we all had a lot of fun eating together with our new friend :D

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/27-09-13%20Laika%20meets%20her%20mum/Foto7613_zps382c7985.jpg

What  a nice meeting, we talked to each other and changed the latest plushie-news

That was it for today,
Love and hug You mum,
Yours
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Sep 29, 2013, 9:35 am
Hello Mum,

today we made a trip around the Eschbachdam, Germanys oldest reservoir dam. Eschbachtalsperre

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7617_zpscaf0bffb.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7622_zps82f86216.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7626_zps0e922ee6.jpg

There is a nice footpath around

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7630_zps372a57b3.jpg

A little part of this path is also an element of the famous pilgrimpath, the Jacobus-way, wich combined the track between Dortmund and Cologne

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7631_zps3d5c2225.jpg

In the near we found a stone-cross, the table says, that a crime happend there almost 500 years ago...

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7633_zps6a13c093.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7632_zps9b3e9ddd.jpg

On our way there we found some nice looking mushrooms

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7634_zps3d3b959b.jpg

When we left the path nearby the dam and walked up, we reached the top and had a view on the southern part of Remscheid

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7641_zps8729f9e3.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7642_zps6b79dbb2.jpg


There we saw haws, also called rosehipshttp://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7646_zpsc03b9b1b.jpg

And we played in the pink hawthorn [Crataegus laevigata]
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7650_zps9148a7f1.jpg

The best: we found wild cherries (Prunus avium) and collected them :p
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7655_zps81f565cd.jpg

On our way back to the dam again, we saw nice looking mushrooms, but they didn´t really look eatable...
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7662_zpseaf336c0.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7663_zps8a4f1929.jpg

Our nice walk ended at the dam again
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-09-13%20Eschbachtalsperre/Foto7667_zpsb904c310.jpg
What a nice sunny autumn-day

Love and see You soon Mum
Yours

Elmar

Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Sep 30, 2013, 6:58 pm
Hi Mum,

today we visited a very old part of Remscheid near Wuppertal, called Lüttringhausen. There was a rural festival in the Streets
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7682_zpse8d021e1.jpg

But there were soo many people that we decided only to have a look at the church there

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7674_zps1b254069.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7678_zps4d7322c4.jpg

The funniest this morning was to meet the famous little mole :cyclops:
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7670_zpsdcff2b88.jpg
I love this friendly little guy... but he was sooo huge.... :o
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 1, 2013, 12:29 pm
In the early afternoon we went back to strunkis home and had fun in the garden, trying to create jam out of our wild cherries we collected yesterday
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7683_zps24764ee7.jpg

...We don´t know exactly, if our protection clothes made from some medical glowes were the result of the young red wine strunki enjoyed.... :cyclops:
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7687_zpsdcc84791.jpg
...but it protected our fur against some bad cherry-juice-drops...
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7688_zps19cd07f7.jpg
Even my white horns were safe :D

Hase and me controlled the outsorted elements
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7690_zps696dd7a0.jpg

I brought the pot
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7693_zps9bce54a8.jpg

Part one is done...
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7696_zps977ebf11.jpg http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7697_zps21a720cf.jpg
...But what about electricity?

Thanks strunkis husband, he connected the mixer and we were able to stay in the garden
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7701_zps17ea943b.jpg

So carefully we mixed the fruits, caring that the cherry stones did not break
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7702_zps3850c2c5.jpg

Looks almost ready
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7704_zps46b9855b.jpg

Now we have to filter the juice
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7709_zps7b406932.jpg
and now the protection clothes help to stay clean :D

Now we cook the juice
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7710_zpsb89514d3.jpg

But not forget the jam sugar
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7711_zps3447d8e6.jpg

Waiting that the the jam will be ready to fill up in glasses
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7713_zps8a38711e.jpg

Now our work is done :cyclops:
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/29-09-13%20Lennep-Marmelade/Foto7714_zps79d76d14.jpg
Four Glasses we got, one for everybody

That was my weekend,
see You mum and have a good time
Yours
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 6, 2013, 5:23 pm
Hi Mum,

today was a great TV-meeting at strunkis home:
mcdaniels visited strunki for bringing back Charlotte and HelmutBluepant and their new friend *Nick* came as well:-) to stay here for a while. She also brought Sargent Froggo, UrselHH and The WotWots.

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7715_zps893cdc22.jpg

And olgamaus came as well and she brought her guests as well: Kirin, Tsukumo,nosyblue, KoalaMimi, Rocky Raccoon, Lamikins and strunkis OleOrangescarf. What fun to meet soo much TV´s at one day :p

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7716_zps44de034c.jpg

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7717_zps58618bcd.jpg

Here I welcome HelmutBluepant, he was very happy to see me again

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7725_zpsff1a12fa.jpg

Lovely Charlotte, nice to meet You again

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7726_zpsb6b78af8.jpg

For the big meal we walked through the garden and had a rest at the pond

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7727_zpscbfe3c1a.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7728_zps386ea408.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7729_zpsac177666.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7730_zps9f0cc3f9.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7731_zpsad835fae.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7732_zpse213ed84.jpg

And here we are alltogether on the huge table

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7733_zps57053146.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7734_zpsd949949b.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7736_zpsfa872f74.jpg
So much fun to drink and eat together with sooo much plushiefriends
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7743_zpsb22dceb3.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7744_zps5b5aaefa.jpg

...Helmut... and his Killepisch... :rolleyes:

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7738_zps08662a83.jpg

The hours flew fast away and then it was time to say good bye... :(

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7755_zps118f560b.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7756_zps7fe2093b.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7757_zps90f413ff.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7758_zps8f63acef.jpg


Good Luck, little Ole, we know You´ll have a good time with mcdaniels

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7759_zps2155fd4b.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7760_zpsf6a83e19.jpg

What an exciting day

See You soon and hug You Mum
Yours
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 8, 2013, 6:09 pm
Hi Mum, wooow, what a party we had :cyclops: :cyclops:
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7762_zps13f03762.jpg

and here You see some more funny picture, hihi, but I tell You, it was a little bit hard for all of us in the morning...
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/05-10-13%20Meeting%20olgamaus%20and%20mcdaniels/Foto7765_zps518e42db.jpg

But all is ok with me, I only need a little bit more sleep
Love and hug You Mum
Yours
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 8, 2013, 7:44 pm
Today strunki was too busy and left us alone in the house... with the huge gum-box... big mistake... :thinking:
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7778_zps66d40582.jpg
*Nick* brought us the great idea to celebrate a "silly sports-triathlon day" :p
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7777_zpsc9272979.jpg
Have You ever heard about gum-diving?? Here You see the very first four athlets... We hope it becomes an olympic discipline :cyclops:

The next discipline is "marshmellow-Balance", veeeeery difficult and You need an absolute perfect body control...
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7772_zps6421094e.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7776_zps911bfdcb.jpg
... I won, because the rest of the guys ate the marshmellows before the contest ended...


The last discipline was cake-jumping...
But look what happend with me... my trunk plugged into a hole in the cake...
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7766_zpsf1b12479.jpg
Of course *Nick* helped and pushed me out :cyclops:
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7767_zpsc1f2b2a2.jpg
I´m sure mummy, the next days will be funny as well

See and hughughug You
Your good boy
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 8, 2013, 10:14 pm
Today we had to say good bye to Laika and Gozer  :(
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7779_zps1d7be705.jpg

Laika, the time with You was so nice
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7782_zpsb367a509.jpg

Gozer, have a good journey and don´t forget Your old pal Elmar
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7788_zps2b096ac7.jpg

Have a nice trip to Finland and enjoy Your stay
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/07-10-13%20Nickkaspereien/Foto7793_zps99b78b1d.jpg
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 13, 2013, 5:14 pm
Hello Mum,

today we made a little trip around and under the Müngstener Brücke, the oldest and highest Railwaybridge in Germany.

Here we start over a small bridge over the Wupper and You can see the Diederichstempel
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7796_zpsfc5deb7f.jpg

Here You have the first impression of this huge building
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7799_zpsd76923f9.jpg

We found one in plushie-size, the complete area of the Wupper-valley around the bridge on an bronce-table
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7805_zpsfee29acc.jpg

Here we are directly under the construction, it is soo huge and impressive...
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7809_zpsd8c396de.jpg

That stone remembers, how old the bridge is.... The German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm visited Müngsten in 1899
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7813_zpsdf1a5c98.jpg

Here is a good view
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7818_zps404112ac.jpg

But now we left the bridge behind us for taking a walk through the nice autum forest on the footpath next to the Wupper
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7823_zps39ea3e9f.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7825_zps3d1f97fb.jpg

Here I found a fly agaric [Amanita muscaria]
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7828_zps7a68d619.jpg
But don´t worry mum, I did not want to taste it in the way the old Wikings did in the middle age...

Here at this interesting stone with handprints carved in we rested
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7830_zps364fe243.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7831_zps8a3c71f8.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7833_zps2818f6d3.jpg
and met the guests of olgamaus, Tsukumo, KoalaMimi, Rocky Raccoon and her newest guest, RSG Leo

Here we are at the place called Wiesenkotten. There is a bridge and we change the riverside
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7837_zpsbbc95422.jpg
Hase and me :cyclops:

There we hiked on the way back
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7840_zpsf5711f64.jpg
and came to this beautyful landscape
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7848_zpsb1dd62f6.jpg

A few meters away we are under the bridge again, only much more higher and on the other side
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7853_zps3dd17607.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7854_zps5b0b55c9.jpg

Now we reach the Diederichstempel
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7860_zpsb9634597.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7868_zpsa63d77a9.jpg

And have the last nice view on the bridge from there before we enjoyed the hospitality of olgamaus with koffee and the typical Bergisch rusk :p
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7864_zps309f1b07.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7872_zps4774d18f.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/12-10-13%20Muengsten/Foto7873_zps1d284a3f.jpg

That´s it for today Mum,
love and hug You
Yours very good boy
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 14, 2013, 6:29 pm
Hello Mum,

today was a typical autum day here: Ist was very cold, sometimes windy and for a few moments we saw the sun
And we went to an orchard festival at Stiftung Tannenhof

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7877_zpsf87f31e2.jpg

At the entrance we saw the biggest apple of our life
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7881_zps1d7f7f2e.jpg

And behind the entrance we were expected by some bronce statues

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7884_zpsd8261136.jpg

The next surprise was an nice old red tractor and we were invited to drive onto a trailer behind the tractor to have a first roundtrip on the huge area of the older parts of Tannenhof

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7909_zpsa93fd10b.jpg
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Our next station was a tent with some very different apples
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7911_zps13f4f710.jpg http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7912_zps70fbe2ad.jpg
All looked soo yummy
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7922_zps103d324c.jpg

Behind me You can see two huge manual cider presses for apple juice
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7915_zps9aadcffa.jpg

Here are impressions of the festival
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7919_zps874e3597.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7925_zpseef8a79f.jpg
and the orchard itsself
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7932_zpsb9539ac1.jpg

See us sitting on a warm and soft sheepskin
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7928_zps253a29ea.jpg http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7929_zpsac55c043.jpg
and carving the pumpkin was a lot of fun
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7943_zpscc4b1f7f.jpg
but we liked the soup as well
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7946_zps6175a805.jpg http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7947_zpse66c40a5.jpg http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7948_zpsd9fb6367.jpg
And we love sitting under the spindle tree [Euonymus europaeus]
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7944_zps16234f7f.jpg http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7945_zpsd9919094.jpg
funny was the distorting mirror
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7940_zps4dc06565.jpg

What a full day and we were happy having the oppurtunity to chill out in the nice seat zone
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7935_zps5675950b.jpg http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/13-10-13%20Obstwiesenfest/Foto7936_zps00373db3.jpg

What a great day, even when it was cold....
That´s it for today, mum
See and love You
Yours
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 16, 2013, 10:46 pm
Hello Mum,

today HelmutBluepant got a very big suprise: He got his first real camera :D

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0001_zps71be95df.jpg

We all helped him to pack it out of the box

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0002_zpsfc3365e5.jpg

Of course the girls had to read the instruction manual first while we boys admired this new high tech instrument :cyclops:

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0003_zps46f91d93.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0004_zps55d7f50f.jpg

And I helped the girls understanding the manual :cyclops:

But before the first shots Helmut had to study the manual as well :rolleyes:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0006_zps085e0c79.jpg

Helmuts very first experiences with the new cam
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0013_zps301cc316.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0015_zps3d6b76f6.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0016_zpsd6e4b8d3.jpg
Looks nice and sooo professional :cyclops:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0017_zpsfd601b95.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/16-10-13%20Helmuts%20erste%20Bilder/0018_zps57957764.jpg

That´s the news of today, Mum
see and love You
Yours
Elmar

Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 19, 2013, 11:54 pm
Hi Mum,

today we went to Hohenhagen, a very high point in Remscheid

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0027_zps11055f7e.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0032_zpsdb264c77.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0138_zps599c032f.jpg
Here is the telecommunication-tower

Suddenly we saw some kites
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0121_zpsa3645257.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0122_zps4d53ab32.jpg

Of course we built up our own kite as soon as possible
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0033_zps436f5218.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0034_zps2d3b15ed.jpg

Then I decided to start my big adventure
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0082_zpseb61917b.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0084_zpsbceac3f9.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0087_zps693f1b2a.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0088_zpsd0ab2cfb.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0089_zps76a62079.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0090_zps5520ad41.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0093_zpsc322258f.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0095_zps33c2c69f.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0096_zpsa4046b46.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0097_zps11189168.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0098_zpsfff2fa02.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0101_zps41deda50.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0105_zps7dff72c1.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0106_zps46117b70.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0108_zps55009148.jpg
I had a great flight

All my friends congratulated my to my first flight
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0111_zps9eb8a2be.jpg
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0112_zps88949095.jpg

What a nice adventure, that was great
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/19-10-13%20Hohenhagen/DSCN0134_zps7787db62.jpg

Love You Mum
Yours Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 21, 2013, 10:41 pm
Hello Mum,

today we visited Wuppertal-Kohlfurth and had a lot of fun in the tram-museum there
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0241_zps5db56a2a.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0247_zpsf8783813.jpg
The entrance is free but the members of the tram-club are very happy when the visitors donate an amount

See us here in front of a nice miniature landscape and a grey shunting locomotive
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0252_zpse4209725.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0254_zps7b258380.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0255_zps2c3684bd.jpg

Here we have a small view inside the tram-hall
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0283_zps71c422ef.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0288_zps50993efb.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0293_zpsb0c65aa8.jpg

This was a nice tram, about 70 years ago it drove through Wuppertal
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0258_zpsaebb6da7.jpg
see the city coat of arms of Wuppertal
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0263_zpsf4feceaf.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0369_zps873d1022.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0370_zps1cb8d183.jpg
and the nice old advertisment
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0360_zpsa7634b3d.jpg

The timetable of the tram
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0366_zps311e3725.jpg

The very friendly tram-conductor allowed us to see the tram from inside
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0266_zps959d2805.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0270_zps6254ec22.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0278_zps9356a77f.jpg
Oooops
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0273_zps84861f3e.jpg

Suddenly the tram began to move... with us inside, but without us having a ticket...
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0355_zps3d6ab67f.jpg

Thanks *Nick*, he bought a special sample ticket for us plushies
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0311_zpsd19cae18.jpg

Then we enjoyed our ride on the tram
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0298_zps38d64f3a.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0303_zps1bf66173.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0314_zpsf2bd3a46.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0316_zpsd2ed94a7.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0317_zpsa9c87793.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0318_zps69b9846c.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0319_zps21d670db.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0325_zps5f3caeb2.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0331_zps2eab8261.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0335_zps5430a0a0.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0337_zpsb8ac1a14.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0345_zps6b21dfbd.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0346_zps06b5458d.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0347_zps784160cd.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0348_zpsbc6d2522.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0351_zps8839bb50.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0356_zpsb4c2634b.jpg

The next nice suprise was meeting Frederik in the tram
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0305_zps371b871f.jpg
What a cool trip

This was our trip in Kohlfurth,
tbc at the Arboretum in Cronenberg...
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0378_zps16f70d01.jpg
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 25, 2013, 5:48 am
after a short drive we reached the Arboretum Burgholz, an forestal area with lots of trees from all over the world, similar to a botanical garden, but much more larger
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0387_zps31ed47fd.jpg

Here we found a nice blooming spindle tree [Euonymus europaeus]
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0384_zps8844d8f6.jpg

This is the beginning of of the main path
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0390_zpsd7e0d7ca.jpg

From this point You have a beautiful view on the landscape
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0395_zps44a50598.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0398_zpsb22def6a.jpg
Here we made a short break

After a while enjoying the landscape we went on deeper into the forest and saw a lot of sequoia trees
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0403_zps6c07716c.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0408_zps20604add.jpg
See me playing in the tree
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0413_zps6bcf673c.jpg

Later on the ground we found a lot of mushrooms, but we know too less about them, but some look very yummy
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0419_zps1e3969ae.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0424_zpsc5dc1314.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0426_zpsa72e80cb.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0427_zpsb80e79f1.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0433_zps2e37ae93.jpg
Perhaps we should ask HoBi, wich are eatable

At last we admired the giant sequoia trees, they are still very young there in the arboretum, but very huge
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0430_zps96ea46c2.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag7/Achims/20-10-13%20Kohlfurth%20Arboretum/DSCN0438_zpsf783961e.jpg

That was it for the weekend,
see You soon and love You, mum
Yours
Elmar
Strunki
strunki1259@web.de

Posted Oct 31, 2013, 11:53 am
Today I had to say good bye to HelmutBluepant, *Nick* Charlotte and Hase, I want to travel home and be with my mum Biggi
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-10-13%20Himmel/30-10-13%20Elmar%20Abreise-Ursel%20Ankunft/DSCN0707_zpsd5d3c766.jpg

Helmut gave me some yummy chocolate for my journey
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-10-13%20Himmel/30-10-13%20Elmar%20Abreise-Ursel%20Ankunft/DSCN0708_zpsd9342bdf.jpg

And they all gave me a long and intensive hug and were sad that I had to leave them now
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-10-13%20Himmel/30-10-13%20Elmar%20Abreise-Ursel%20Ankunft/DSCN0709_zpsbd2eb86d.jpg

Then I jumped into my envelope and all plushies wish me a good journey and waved me good bye
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-10-13%20Himmel/30-10-13%20Elmar%20Abreise-Ursel%20Ankunft/DSCN0710_zps57d9146a.jpg

Mum, I´m coming hooooooome to You :D
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/strunki/28-10-13%20Himmel/30-10-13%20Elmar%20Abreise-Ursel%20Ankunft/DSCN0711_zpsf62af54e.jpg

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