Friday, November 6, 2009

Our Trip in a Nutshell

Hello lovely bloggers! How is everyone doing?? I hope you all had a wonderful week! I am super far behind on my blog reading as I COMPLETELY forgot to bring my computer with me to Cologne this week while Jon was working. Silly me.... so please forgive my absence, I will get to catching up with y'all soon, hopefully!

I'll just give you a quick run down of what we were up to this week:

Tuesday Jon left UBER early in the morning for Cologne, while I stayed behind to meet a friend for lunch. Later that evening I hopped in the car and pulled out my trusty Garmin and headed for Cologne..... only to of course have some serious issues with the Garmin. The thing WOULD NOT work for me. It took only about 45 minutes for me to finally figure out the last time we used it, we put it on pedestrian mode, YA..... so of course it wouldn't work properly, but I got it adjusted back to driving mode and was finally on the right track to Cologne. I made it there in one piece and we grabbed dinner at Farmer's Steakhouse, who grills the most fantastic steaks I've had in a long time.

I started my Christmas shopping, which of course is always exciting! Then later that evening we ran to the Chocolate Museum just before it closed and did a quick walk through. Here are some pictures from the museum:

The outside of the Chocolate Museum

A chocolate fountain and some of the assembly lines.

And oh what fun it was when we came across a tiny car.
You know Jon loves tiny cars and doors.....

Thursday I did a little more Christmas shopping and spent the rest of the day engrossed in a the 7th Sookie book which I finished last night. I just LOVE those books. But I'm so completely weird about them; I love them so much that I put them off because I don't want to the series to be over. I am just hoping that Charlaine Harris will have another Sookie Book for us on the way.
That night we had STEAK again! I can feel my arteries clogging as we speak, but it was totally worth it.

Today I walked around Cologne for what seemed like hours.... it was a BEAUTIFUL sunny day, the first one we had this week, so I couldn't miss the opportunity to spend it outside. I got some pictures of my jaunt:

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


katie + bret said...

Good! I am glad to know I am not the only crazy out in the world doing Christmas shopping! :)

Ugh, I am frustrated with your Garmin for you! I would have just thrown it away knowing me - gracious.

GORGEOUS pictures (as always) - Yalls little trips always look like so much fun. How nice it is to have a loving husband you can travel and have fun with :)


Kris Norman said...

Gorgeous pictures as always :)

The next Sookie book is out in May 2010!

Carrie said...

It looks like you had an amazing time! The photos are fantastic. :) I keep hearing about these Sookie books. I just might have to pick one up to see what all the fuss is about. ;)

Jax said...

Love the pics.. The colorful little buildings are so charming.. all side by side like that.. I look forward to your photos, girly. And um....CHOCOLATE MUSEUM?! Hello my name is Jackie and I'm coming to visit. hah! :) Hope you have a great weekend and I'm glad you're enjoying Cologne!!

JG said...

A chocolate museum?? That sounds awesome!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I was in Cologne once when I was about 13 years old. I went with my mom and sister, but I can tell you for sure that I don't remember seeing a chocolate factory. If I went there today I'd be in so much trouble...I have a terrible weakness for anything chocolate!

Katie said...

that tiny car is hilarious!!!

Annie said...

it is so beautiful there!! i love all the photos you share with us!! glad you are enjoying yourselves! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks so great there! That's awesome you got started on your Christmas shopping, I still need to work on that.

valerie said...

I'm so far behind on reading my favorite blogs too!
I got up this morning extra early just to make time to catch up!
Looks like you had a wonderful trip.
As always, I love all of the pictures.
I admire you for driving in a foreign place. I'd be so nervous.
Have a great week!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

beautiful pics girl! and i'm so impressed with all of your Christmas shopping! I love giving gifts, we haven't even started to think about it yet, we've had so much going on=)! soon! hope you're having a great start to your week!

LWLH said...

Ahhh I envy all your trips girl...beautiful pictures!! :)

susanne said...

Where else in the world would there be a CHOCOLATE factory??!!
Looks like a great trip.

Abbie said...

Beautiful pictures Steph!

I need a new series to you definitely like those books? I'm just a little skeptical since I started with the TV series first. What do you think??

I just noticed your trip counter! 31 days?!?! Holy cow! I remember when it was like 124!!

Hope you're feeling better...saw on FB that you're under the weather:(