Me: "Where is the easiest place around here were I can buy a lock for the bridge and have it engraved? (I want to demonstrate just how clear I was).
Waitress: "What? A lock? What for?"
Me: "You know, a padlock, to lock on to the bridge over there"?
Waitress: "A lock on the bridge"?
Me: (patiently) "Yes, like one of the hundreds of thousands already locked to that bridge"?
Waitress: "Hmmmm, I have never heard of this, I will have to ask someone else".
Ok, I was a bit floored. She returned to tell me that I would have to order one from the internet. WTF? In all fairness, I must admit, she ended up being more right than wrong. While I did ask one more person she directed me to a locksmith who charged 1 euro per letter and was closed for lunch until 3pm. I still feel like I must be missing something here but that is where the search ended for the day. If there were vendors somewhere in Cologne busy etching hundreds of locks a day for outrageous prices, I did not find them. I am, however, considering a new career.
We spent most afternoons with Buddy and Susie down at our favorite place on earth, the wine stand.
We were blessed with a week of great weather, great food, great company and good wine. Every year my mom, my sister and myself host a cocktail party around Christmas for all of our lady friends and each year we have served this Sekt from Biebrich. We found it at Trader Joe's one year and had to try it considering this castle is only about 3 miles from my house.
I can't quite decide why Evans always looks so happy in his stroller! We were forced to leave about 5 minutes after this picture due to a screaming tantrum. Anyways, I've come to the end of my pictures for the most part. Or at least the part to which I am willing to continue uploading them. It has rained every single day since Buddy and Susie left, it's gotten chilly and we are basically suffering from B&S withdrawal. I'll leave y'all with this picture and a promise for more because we have more Grannies arriving on Friday!