Tuesday was a trip to the Furstenburg Castle which houses the only remaining Italian renaissance ceiling art of its kind in an all wood room with French parquet floors. We were required to wear slippers over our shoes here. And from this room you get a view of the Swiss Alps. Outstanding!
We returned to Pfullendorf by 530pm to the Seepark to watch Rob attempt lake wakeboarding. They have this crazy contraption that I won't even try to explain but that it can pull up to 10 persons at a time in a very large circle around the lake. Each person is either wakeboarding, skiing, surfing or whatever. Its nuts!
After this, we went to Gerhard's cafe for dinner where I enjoyed another currywurst and Gerd wolfed down a weinerschnitzel sandwich. Gerhard introduced us to a couple new drinks and biers including a banana juice hefeweizen concoction. This in lieu of a cola hefeweizen concoction that is popular with the local boarding school girls. Again, the evening was topped off with raspberry schnapps and stumbled into bed.
Wednesday was an errand day for the Andrades. So after a cafe breakfast of coffee and pastries, they dropped us off at the Seepark for a day of sunbathing by the lake. We enjoyed this day of rest. There is a cafe there we got an amazing lunch followed by espresso drinks. Petra joined us later for a quick swim.
We finished day with a "Thanks for being awesome hosts and Happy Birthday Rob" dinner at the italiano restaurant in town. Amazing pasta for each of us including bier, wine and two rounds of after dinner liquor. After dinner and after the usual Andrade run-in with old friends chat and downing of more schnapps, we headed to after-dinner drinks at a bar in town built in an old breuerie cave. This was incredible and a nice challenge for me being underground.
Thursday was for Petra and Diona at Anja's salon. We are very happy ladies now. Petra's hair is extra cute! We followed this with lunch at Marcos for pizza and espresso and more liquore, then ice cream for everybody!
Currently we are resting up for the next round of consumption and are content that the blog is now current. Whew!
J. Garrett Oliver