Saturday, September 11, 2010

circling Lake Ammersee on bikes

Ammersee is on of the nicest lakes in Germany. It is not very far from Munich. Today we circled it on bikes in five hours; about 50 km, 35 miles.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Macros in Sepbember #2

Bavarian Rodeo - Bulldoggziagn

I live in the middle of ultra-Redneck country. My late summer Meeting last week was not enough. This weekend they have their rodeo which consists of getting up at 4:00 am and driving hundreds of miles to here with a tractor. Then they compete in several classes. The aim is to pull several tons as far as possible. Today was nice weather. This is much more fun in rain when the pulling tractors throw mud all over the spectators.
This is the very same lawn that my tent was on last weekend. And I went to the farmer with several bottles of wine to apologize for hurting the lawn a bit! What a waste!
So here you can see what folks look like in my area. Well, not me exactly. I am a liberal island in this Republican ocean. They did not serve me beer fifteen years ago when I came with blue jeans and a bright red shirt, signalizing socialism to them. Well I am not a socialist either, I am rather conservative, but NOTHING compared to them.
I love them, it is my home now.

Thursday, September 2, 2010