We’re having a wonderful time here in Germany, even though we’re dealing with an unusual heat wave.
Germans don’t usually have AC in the house, and even though the houses are built with bricks and stay cool much longer, it’s pretty hot here after days of heat.
After the fun day we spent with my mom and brother, Landon and I took a train to see my friend Karen and her family — including my godson Thore — on her farm in the country.
It’s an hour train ride, which L always looks forward to. We usually visit them for one night every time we visit Germany.
Check out this post I wrote of our visit when L was only 2 1/2 years old — he still had his one little curl!
Karen picked us up, and after a quick stop at a supermarket, we reached her farm. I had never seen this kind of bread dispenser before, with a lever that lets you push the roll you want to the side so you can grab and bag it.
I also noticed how much cheaper food is in Germany compared to our New York prices. We bought a whole coffee cake for 3,50 Euros.
This is Karen’s farm, part of it. They also own a large windmill that makes wind energy. You can kind of see it in the background.
Once Thore and Thilo came home from school, they ran off with L and showed him the chickens, the horses, the pigs, and all the other fun things you can and see and do — like picking berries — on a farm.
Even though L doesn’t speak much German, and the boys don’t speak that much English, you’d never know it — they get along great and are usually off doing their own thing while Karen and I chatting.
Here they are, miles away from the beach in a beach “Korb” on a small farm in the middle of Germany, enjoying a kids beer.
We went to bed pretty late, and woke up to the farm noise in the morning. The boys had already left for school, and after we had a yummy breakfast of fresh Broetchen with Nutella and Camembert, we got back on the train to meet up with my mom, aunt, and brother in Bremen the next day.
I have many more photos to share — don’t miss my post about our visit to the historic town center of Bremen and my mom’s fairytale garden!
Have you ever been to Germany?