Wordless Wednesday With Linky — Greetings from Bremen

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 30, 2015

Greetings from Bremen, Germany!

You probably know that I left my hometown to move to America when I was 23 years old.

Landon and I are visiting my mom and brother and friends for 10 days right now. We usually come to visit once a year, but last year we didn’t because my mom and brother came to visit us last fall.

L was so excited to get on the plane, can you tell?

He brought four of his friends to keep him company during the flight.

We flew to Paris and got stuck there for an extra seven hours, which was annoying and exhausting, but I was just glad that we made it to Bremen on the same day. L was a total trooper — he has always been a great little traveler.

view of Bremen, German, from a planeGreetings from Bremen, Germany, airport

Greetings from Bremen

Made it! My mom and brother were waiting for us at the Bremen airport.

When we finally got to my mom’s house, my girlfriend Danja surprised us, and we sat together for a while, ate a yummy soup my mom had made, and caught up on the latest news.

L and Oma played “Mensch earger Dich nicht,” and then we fell into bed.

After we slept for 12 solid hours, we got on the tram to reach a cafe we like to go to to have breakfast.

Riding the tram is still the first thing L asks for when he gets to Bremen. I have many pictures of him on the tram over the years.

We walked to the cafe, and met up with my brother, who lives just a block away.

The setting is lovely, with a view of the Weser river.

That’s L checking out the view.

Greetings from Bremen, Weser, GermanyThe weather could not have been more lovely, so we took a walk to a new skate park L wanted to check out.

Greetings from Bremen, GermanyWe walked past many little gardens, called Pazellen. If you live in an apartment, you can buy one of these little garden properties. They usually have a tiny house or shed and are mostly full of flowers, trees, and grass. I didn’t see much planting of fruits and vegetables.

After 20 minutes, we reached the skate park. It also offers mountain climbing, a huge trampoline, a basketball court, and a soccer field.

We stayed for about an hour and then decided to walk to another one of my favorite restaurants to have cake and ice cream. It’s a good thing that we walk a lot here in Germany, because we seem to eat every few hours.

You can’t beat German almond paste cake and strong coffee.

Or the setting.

This was just half of our first day in Germany. I’ll post more of our visit soon!

Enjoy my latest thrifty find and link up your “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” at my latest link party.

I’m looking forward to your Wordless Wednesday post.



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Artadorned July 1, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Its amazing to reconnect with family and making a vacation out of it! Keep enjoying your trip!

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Mandy July 1, 2015 at 11:31 AM

thank you for including us in your journey it was fun to look at!

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Patrick Weseman July 1, 2015 at 10:43 AM

Looks like a great trip. Never have been there but it looks like a nice place.

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Mary July 1, 2015 at 8:26 AM

Looks like you are making great memories. Thanks for having the link up even while your away. Thanks just awesome!

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Dagmar Bleasdale July 4, 2015 at 6:38 PM

Thanks for coming by, Mary!

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JOY July 1, 2015 at 8:02 AM

EnJOYed taking the trip with you via cam shots! Thanks for continuing to host. Been visiting your blog for a long time now.

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Dagmar Bleasdale July 4, 2015 at 6:38 PM

Thanks for letting me know, Joy!

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz July 1, 2015 at 7:34 AM

Great adventures. I look forward to seeing more of your trip soon.

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Dagmar Bleasdale July 4, 2015 at 6:39 PM

Thanks, Deb — I just posted another post about our fun Germany trip! http://www.dagmarbleasdale.com/2015/07/farm-in-germany/

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Beth F July 1, 2015 at 5:46 AM

I’ve been to Bremen! Such a beautiful town!

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Dagmar Bleasdale July 4, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Oh, yay! What was your favorite part of Bremen? I’m going to post more of our visit to the historic center in a couple of days.

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Beth F July 5, 2015 at 7:44 AM

I remember the Bottcherstrasse and Schnoor, there was a beautiful market square, a cathedral, the Roland statue, and the musician statues. Loved the buildings and the architecture.

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ann July 1, 2015 at 4:48 AM

Welcome back. Many years (was 1985) when last I saw this beautiful town and home of a Grimm tale.

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Dagmar Bleasdale July 4, 2015 at 6:42 PM

Thanks for your comment! Yes, the Bremer Town Musicians are world famous :) I have a picture of them with my son I will be posting in a few days.

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