Monday, 24 February 2014

Weekend Wandering

Malcolm wasn't feeling too great this last weekend, but it was a goodie nonetheless.

Friday evening friends came over and we chatted and ate cake and pudding. Saturday evening was a similar event but with Elfer Raus and Uno thrown into the mix. We're so blessed to have made friends with such kind-hearted people in our building. Saturday was also the Internationale Suppen Fest (yep, a soup festival) up here in Richtsberg. Despite not being hungry, we headed over to see what it was like and just to cure some cabin-fever brought on by staying in all day. We were astounded by how many people there were! We stood in the queue for quite some time to keep friends company and catch up, and then as we neared the door to the hall with all the different soups for tasting, made our way home. Apparently there was a white chocolate and chicken soup which sounds intriguing, and I'm looking forward to finding out which soup won the event! 

On Sunday after church, as we left, we were surprised by what a beautiful day it was. Way too beautiful to just go home and sit inside. So, we trekked up the hill to Spiegelslust to see the view.

There's nothing like a sign warning of possible unexploded bombs to keep one on the path! 

hiking trail




It's a pretty steep hill to climb, but fortunately the path zig-zags up so although it's a long walk, it isn't actually very strenuous. And, with the beautiful weather, the muddy paths weren't slippery and the air was just a little crisp.
We eventually made it up to the top and got to the tower. There's a beer garden and coffee shop there, and the view is the best we've seen of Marburg. For a euro one can go all the way to the top, though we went just to the first level, and already it was so impressive.

marburg



marburg view

marburg view

marburg view


Certainly worth the detour!

15 comments:

  1. those views look incredible! glad to hear the trip was uneventful, as far as those explosion warnings are concerned.. ;)

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  2. What a lovely place for a walk and the tower looked fun. Not sure about chocolate and chicken soup though!

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  3. What a beautiful place to visit (despite the possibility of unexploded bombs :). It has been way too cold here to take walks and I'm longing for the snow to melt and the sun to come out!

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  4. It really is beautiful, and I'm so glad we waited for a clear day - we wanted to go last weekend but it would definitely have been too slippery and muddy!

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  5. I'm not too sure about it either, although I guess when it's melted into soup it's essentially milk, which goes well with chicken soups anyway, and some added sugar. Could be interesting!

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  6. Me too! I was pretty nervous about it, but I believe unexploded bombs are a common problem around here so it might be relatively standard. In any case, I stayed on that path!!

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  7. A walk in the woods is always a great weekend activity. I love the updated website by the way!

    http://liveitinerantly.com/

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  8. ah erica, i'm so glad you've made such good friends in your building! it seems like just yesterday you were moving, huh? and white chocolate and chicken soup sounds incredible - i might just google that recipe and try some on my own :) gorgeous pictures!!

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  9. It really is, I love that one can see all the way past the town into the farms across on the hills.

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  10. I can hardly believe we've been here 5 months already?! If you do make it, let me know how it goes, I'm interested to hear your take on it :)

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  11. Oh my goodness, that sign!

    The view looks amazing...and the skies are so blue!

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  12. Pretty view! Glad you guys have made some many friends, you seem to fit in everywhere you go!

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  13. I'm loving the sight of blue skies again! :D

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  14. I find it harder to make friends here than when I was at university, as I don't have classes with anybody, but meeting people at church and at volunteer activities has been a huge blessing!

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