Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dinner and a Day Trip

Friday night Jon and I spent our lovely date night having dinner at Restaurant Mykonos, where they serve amazing Greek food!

I love how small this restaurant is and how it is tucked away blending in with the apartments along the street.

For starters we ordered vine leaves. This consists of cooked rice and other seasonings wrapped in a cooked grape leaf. YummO! I had to capture a picture before they were all gone. They were fantastic.
Since it was our first time at a Greek restaurant (besides the Greek House, the best restaurant ever, in Norman) we decided to stick with our traditional Gyro that we love so much. The yogurt that they serve with the gyro is so delicious! Let's just say there wasn't a drop left on either of our plates.

After we had dinner we decided we might as well order dessert. Ok this is so hard to explain, our server even had a hard time telling us exactly what this is, but I am going to give it a shot....
Ok this is called Halvas. It is ground sesame, mixed with honey and cinnamon, carmalized. And it's delicious!! It has the strangest texture to it, but once you take the first bite you can't stop eating. They also topped it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, yum!

Our server was so nice, as he brought our check, he also brought us two shots of Ouzo. Thanks Mr. Server! He told us we needed it because it was a cold night outside. ;)

After dinner we took the short walk back home and found this fun little love seat on the side of the road. I've mentioned this before in our blog, but when the people here are done with their belongings they just put them on the sidewalk for others to take. So I thought I'd pop a squat to see how it felt. It was wet and gross from the earlier rain storm, but it made for a fun pic. And yes, that is a TV set!

Saturday morning we were up bright and early. I attended a baby shower for my friend Georgina who will be having her baby April 20! She's adorable! It was a lot of fun, minus the part where I had to scarf down a whole jar of sweet potato and turkey baby food! GROSS!

After I arrived back home Jon and I loaded up and drove to Mainz, about twenty minutes away from Wiesbaden. Here are pictures from our day trip in Mainz.

It was a beautiful day! The weather was perfect and the sun was shining! We couldn't have asked for a better day.

Sunday Today Jon and I went to a zoo about thirty minutes away from Wiesbaden. After the zoo we visited some castle ruins that were in the same town. Being the picture happy woman I am forgot to turn my camera off while we grabbed lunch and my battery died before we arrived at the castle. Needless to say I was not able to take any pictures of the castle. BUT Jon and I plan on visiting the castle again on Sunday so I'll be able to capture a TON of photos then.

I will post pictures of our zoo trip tomorrow. I'm off to cook dinner and not move from the couch.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

19 comments:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

All that food looks great! Your photos came out amazing!

erika said...

sounds like a fun weekend! I love going to the zoo and all of your greek food reminded me so much of being in greece a couple summers ago... *sigh* chris loved the tatsziki (sp?) that they serve with everything...so good

Casey said...

Now that is a busy weekend. Greek food sounds good right now. Mmmm!

jlc said...

AHHH!! I LOVEEE greek food!!

But am wayyy jealous that the only thing I get is "it's greek to me" ---- gorgeous pics as always doll!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Ahh, the life you lead. You're not a kidding it was a beautiful day. What a glorious blue sky.

New Girl on Post said...

Love the photos! They are all gorgeous. I love Greek food too! Sean..not so much. I've had the grape leaves stuffed with meat before and they are heavenly!

Megan said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! I love looking at your picturs of all the different sitesin Germany! So cool!

Abbie said...

Once again...I LOVE all the pictures!! Honestly, I read your blog and just drool. I want to go to Germany so bad! My mom loves traveling there every year for work!

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! I wish everyday was a Friday, Saturday or Sunday:)

Emily said...

Your dinner looks amazing! I love wine leaves- delish! -e

erin - heart in ireland said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend! You sure are getting to go to a ton of amazing places :)

And Greek food is just amazing!

morewineplease said...

really sounds like you had a great weekend... those pics are amazing. That sky is sooo blue!

valerie said...

Looks like y'all had a wonderful weekend.
All the food looks delicious!

The pictures are great.

I think I would have gagged eating baby food!

I'm spending the evening catching up on reading and commenting on blogs and watching basketball.

Have a good week!

Kebi Cedawna said...

Love the pictures. I love Gyros too but for some reason only eat them when I'm at the Tulsa State Fair, yumm!

Kelley and Rhett said...

what a fun weekend! I love that you labeled your post 1st with beer then with churches! so funny!

lesley said...

That looks like SUCH a great weekend!!! Love the greek restaurant, that dessert sounds really good.

I love those pictures, it looks beautiful there ... I think I need to come visit you ; ) lol.

Glad you had such a fun sounding weekend!! : )

jen + ryan said...

your pictures are beautiful!!!

Candice said...

It sounds like you guys had such a fun, adventurous weekend!

The baby I nanny eats sweet potatoe/turkey baby food all the time...it grosses me out just to look at it!!

Can't wait to see the picture of the castle!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Hey! Yeah I totally agree with you, I can't believe we did that either! It was mortifiying for the longest time but I'm glad you got a kick out of it:p I absolutly can't wait to visit Germany so I can take pictures of cool buildings like you:p Welp, I'm ff to buy some nice running shoes! All of these runners on here have inspired me!

Lindsey said...

I love all these pics, and can I just say you guys are sooo cute together!!!
And that food, ohhhh that all looks so yummy!!