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Travelog for: Roo

Remscheid, Germany - 21st July 2009

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
Katja bought a new camera yesterday. Today we took a photo from the roof light. We saw the water tower and the tower of the city hall.

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Bye
Roo

* Posted Jul 21, 2009, 4:51 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


at home, Remscheid, Germany - 23rd July 2009

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
we have baked bread today. It was really easy. All you need is

750 g wheat flour
about 400 ml warm water
1 1/2 tablespoons of salt
1 1/2 packages dry yeast
1 tablespoons of olive oil

Baking: 35 - 40 minutes, 220C

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First we mixed flour and yeast, than we added the other ingredients and kneaded the dough for about 5 minutes.

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The dough was covered than with a cloth. It had to rise for about 30 minutes.

We shaped two loafs of bread.

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The loafs of bread had to rise once more for half an hour under a cloth. Than we brushed them with a mixture of water and olive oil. We put rosemary onto one loaf of bread.

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They were ready for the oven than. The breads had to bake for 35 minutes.
Finished!

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Our selfmade bread was really delicious! (Where is the rosemary? It fell off the bread when we took it out of the oven.)

Bye
Roo

* Posted Jul 26, 2009, 10:10 am Last edited Jul 26, 2009, 10:11 am by olgamaus [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


at home, Remscheid, Germany - 26th July 2009

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
tomorrow we will send something knitted to my friend Delenna.

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Bye
Roo

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Remscheid / Wuppertal, Germany - 2nd August 2009

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
we took a walk today, Katja, her friend Karin, Carlisle and me. The weather was not good, we took an umbrella with in case we should need. Outside it looked like we would need it. And indeed ....

We walked along a valley between Remscheid and Wuppertal, along the creek Gelpe. First we saw a really old house, close to an old mill.

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The house is decorated with mill stones and carriage wheels.

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Here the creek is dammed to a fishing pond.

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This restaurant is more than 100 years old, it is situated in the valley.

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We went deeper into the forrest than and .... needed our umbrella soon! Such a pity. We were rather wet when we returned to the car.

Bye
Roo

* Posted Aug 3, 2009, 6:46 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Remscheid, Germany - 14th August 2009

By: olgamaus

Katja took a walk today to meet her friend Kerstin. Roo and I went with her.  We wanted to meet Kerstin in a valley halfway between the city centre and Kerstin's  home.

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We crossed a creek  here.

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We walked for more than two hours, mostly in the forrest and through grazing land like here.

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I saw those pretty flowers.

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Bye
Roo

* Posted Aug 15, 2009, 9:08 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Solingen, Germany - 23rd August 2009

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we made a long walk again. Katja showed us Schloss Burg, a medieval castle in the neighbour city Solingen. We walked there through the environment of Remscheid.

We walked through one of the valleys, several creeks are running here.

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You can find steep rocks along the path.

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We reached Solingen-Unterburg than, a really old district.

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We had to walk uphill to reach the castle, which is situated high upon a hill above the River Wupper.

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Behind the trees you can see the castle, still some time to walk.

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We went to this outlook pavilion.

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Wow! What a wonderful view! In the valley you can see Solingen-Unterburg.

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The ceiling of the pavilion is painted with the crests of the surrounding cities. The one with the lion and the sickle is the one of Remscheid.

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Finally we reached the castle.

Schloss Burg was built in 1133 by Count Adolf I von Berg on a hill above the river Wupper.That's why this region is called "Bergisches Land". Many people believe that it's name refers to the landscape with hills and valleys. (For those who do not speak German: The German word for mountain or hill is "Berg", so many people think that the name "Bergisches Land" means "land with many hills" )

About a hundred years later it was enlarged by Count Engelberg II von Berg. This is the guy on the horse in the courtyard.

In Thirty Years War (17th century) many parts of the castle were destroyed. It was rebuilt then, but it was used for industrial purposes for many years. In the end of the 19th century they began to rebuild it as it appears today.

In the castle courtyard you can find souvenir shops and shops whose owners are doing an "old" handcraft. For example someone makes soap, another makes brushes, then you can buy things that were used by knights for the kids, like swords and helmets. 

The following photos were taken in the courtyard.

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This monument is showing Count Engelberg II von Berg.

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Here all sorts of wine are sold, especially wine made of fruits like apples, red currants, blackberries and more.

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Katja bought beads with the letters of my name here.

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We also visited a shop where wool is sold. The shopkeeper was working at her spinning-wheel.

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Katja bought double pointed knitting needles here, made of rosewood.

If you don't want to walk to the castle, you can use the ropeway. Here you can see how steep this slope is.

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We walked home than.

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We had to cross River Wupper, which is flowing through Solingen-Unterburg.

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We also walked underneath Germany's highest railway bridge, Muengsten Bridge. It is 107 m high.

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My feet are aching and I am sooo tired ...

Bye
Roo

* Posted Aug 26, 2009, 8:33 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Hueckeswagen, Wupper dam, Germany - 5th September 2009

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
we took a walk today with Katja's parents. We went to Hueckeswagen, a small town in the "Oberbergisches Land". A lot of woodland and rural area belongs to the municipal area of Hueckeswagen.

Almost nothing but green around :D

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We continued our walk to Wupper dam.

This is not an Easter Bunny, it is me :D :D :D

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Here you can see the river in the valley.

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The touch-me-not is a pretty flower, but it does not smell good.

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This is a really pretty place.

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We reached the dam than.

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The next photo is a zoomed one, showing a nice part of the dam.

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We walked for about an hour. Here I saw an elder bush.

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Dark clouds were coming.

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Suddenly it started to rain, but only for a few minutes. Can you imagine what I saw next?

A wonderful rainbow!

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Bye
Roo

* Posted Sep 6, 2009, 10:16 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Leichlingen, Germany - 18th October 2009

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,

we took a long walk today along the so called "Obstweg Leichlingen" (translated it must be something like "Route of Fruit"  :D ). Leichlingen is a small town, halfway between Remscheid and Cologne.. This path is following a route through traditional orchard meadows, along homesteads and through rural hamlets. It is about 9 km long.

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What a nice overlook!

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We rested next to those pretty toadstools for a while. Katja warned us not to taste them - it's fly agaric, it's extremely poisonous.

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We walked along picturesque farms and houses.

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Do you know sea-buckthorn? I tasted those berries - Ugh! They are extremely sour.

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Here are apple trees.

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I saw horses on a meadow.

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Corn was harvested here.

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I am enjoying those walks through the green.

Bye
Roo

* Posted Oct 18, 2009, 5:33 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


travelling to the , FosterCareHome - 6th November 2009

By: olgamaus

Hello,
Katja told me that is a FosterCareHome now, for TVs like me. My Mummy hasn't been here for a longer periode, I hope she is fine.

Chief of the FosterCareHome is my former host Delenna. I am already looking foreward to see her again.

I am glad that Delenna and olgamaus hosted me for such a long time.

I will go with FoxForce. Hueso joined us today, he will come with us. He was some time with BlackCat.

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We said good-bye to the other TVs and Katja.

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Bye
Roo

* Posted Nov 6, 2009, 2:26 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Foster Care Home, Finland - 11th November 2009

By: FosterCareHome

Hey I know this place!

I've been here before  :D The girls were excited to see me again  B)

I'm glad they have snow allready. In the photo are us "Foster Toys": Alfonz, Hueso and FoxForce. I'll be staying here untill my mentor calls me back home. Untill then this is my home - can't complain  ;)

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Porvoo, Finland - 8th December 2009

By: FosterCareHome

Bye bye Finland! My mom called me and now I'm heading back home  :D I can't wait to get there for Christmas!  :D I'll sing Jingle Bells on my way  ;)

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* Posted Dec 8, 2009, 9:18 am Last edited Mar 26, 2010, 11:25 am by FosterCareHome [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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