HCSC Photography Group

Heidelberg Community and Spouse Club have numerous little groups that we can join.

One of them is the Photo-club. It is more like an “online” group as we talk on Facebook and share pictures. But we sometime, meet-up for some Photo-shoot.

Kim is the “Leader” of the group and is amazing with photo taking,

she is incredible and is truly gifted with ANYTHING Photography related!

One word come to my head when I think of her: SICK, she is just SICK!

You can follow her on her Blog here

Heidelberg Holiday Bazaar

The MWR in Heidelberg, host a Holiday Bazaar every years and the HCSC help out with all of its organization.

It is a BIG fundraising event for our little organization and is a HUGE success!

So I went around ours tents and took a few pictures of the vendor.
Just for all of future shopper out there.

Check it out, and get yourself in Heidelberg for the next one!
It is worse the trip AND it is for a good cause!

 

Motorcycle Show Manheim

So one day Matt came up and told me that we could go to a “Motorcycle” show…

Oki-Doki, so we took our family to the event and… saw a lot of… Motorcycle stuff!!
Way.. Cool!! Yeah!!

I played with Morgane’s eyes via Photoshop, I know it doesn’t have ANYTHING related to the show…

But… Hey, I am not THAT much into Motorcycle!!
OH and BTW. We did found the PERFECT accessory for his sidecar, can you guess what it is??

I’ll let you know another day! LOL

USO Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg, France

I did a lot of Travel in May of this year, France, Italy, Belgium, France again… It was fun but very every weekend travelling can be a case of being tired for a while for me. I guess I am not 17 or 18 anymore!! LOL

 

We went to the “Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg : visite de château en Alsace, tourisme en Alsace” in Alsace with the USO. My husband followed with some friends that were visiting from the States. We were lucky to have a beautiful spring day and no rain while visiting. (Gotta love that)

Me and my husband make fun of this place because the German renovated this castle in between 1900 to 1908 (when that region of “France” was German) so the German government pay for the renovation and then first world war happen, and as we know, German lost, France took back that part lost in 1870 and now it is listed in the “French National Monument” (like they had anything to do on the construction/renovation of that castle) But hey I am French I should be proud of all the cool Monument that we take over those surrounding country that don’t deserve it!! Yeah!!! (sight!!)

Anyway, here are some more pictures from the castle. Oh, BTW, if you ever want to go visit. The best time is fall, as you can see in my previous post: Anne’s Blog: Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg. Alsace, France The colors are just amazing. I want to try to go there when there is snow on the ground so see if it is as beautiful, but not sure the drive there will be safe enough as it is located on top of a very small mountain/cliff top. And the road doesn’t seem like it is even cleared up in winter! We shall see!

Quick Trip to Worms

We live about 40mn away from Worms.
It is a very cute town, and I love going there to take pictures.

It is a beautiful town full of history and tones of architecture detail like I really enjoy on building!

Here is a few info on Luther/ Luther and the Reformation
In 1517 the Augustinian monk Martin Luther mooted the nuisances of the Church,
when he posted his 95 theses to the doors of All Saints’ church in Wittenberg.
In the years following he published several writings which were perceived as heretical.
It these writings, he rejected the Church dogmas and practices that diverged from the Gospels.At that he was excommunicated by Rome.Emperor Charles V summoned Luther in 1521 to the Diet of Worms to recant his theses.
He refused to do so, claiming nobody could not be confuted on the basis of the Bible.
Thereupon the Emperor outlawed him, which proved futile.

Frederick, the Elector of Saxony and Luther’s sovereign, shielded him. A combination of theologic and Reformist claims and political interests eventually resulted in the Reformation. Luther’s ideas spread like wildfire. His conscientious decision had a tremendous and worldwide impact on both the religion and politics.

Cousin’s Visit

My cousin’s came to visit with his Girlfriend. We had a good time. I showed them around the area. We visited one of their friend who has a winery near by, in Bad Dürkheim.
Marc (my cousin) wasn’t sure if he could find the place, but sure enough with a little googling, we found it! Drove there and arrive as the “Schnapps” was getting out of the distillery machine.

Just the Vapor will turn you drunk. It was hilarious! We got invited to lunch which was amazing. It was kind of interesting as the family don’t speak much French or English, so lots of translation at the dinner table. But Man, that Oma could cook! I need to go back and ask her for the recipe.

If you ever want to get some pretty good wine from the Moselle valley. Stop to their place and visit. I normally don’t like wine, but believe me… It was YUMMY!!

Then I took them to Heidelberg, we took Rafael and went to the castle.

And had a great time. I just LOVE this castle. Just so pretty!!

Another day we took them to Ladenburg. For those of you who have been to my previous post, you KNOW I love Ladenburg. It is one of my favorite town in the area, it is such a cute little town. : Anne’s Blog: Ladenburg Cruising Everyone that ever went there, Love it!! Beside they have great restaurant and great history. Anne’s Blog: Ladenburg

So needless to say that we went several time there BUT it was the first time that we took the way that we took.

We ended up accross from Ladenburg with a BIG river in between our car and the town…
so we were like: hmm!!! Oh OK!!!
But… a boat was coming up to take us across. And let me tell you. It was so cool!!

That boat was so old it still had the old system to drag the boat from one side of the river to the other side! See?? Just interesting he??

Schwetzingen in Fall

When my cousin’s visited, we also went to the Schwetzingen Castle Garden.

Beautiful garden, which I love cruising around.

So when I saw the pretty fall light, I couldn’t resist. Here are some more pictures of our little outing, of course you must be sick of seeing this landscape, but I don’t get tired of it!!

So… Anyway… Enjoy and if you don’t like it. Just… skip this blog!

Fall Play

Today was a perfect time for some pictures taking.
Especially since the kids were in a fall cleanup mode! It was so funny.

All of the kids (under 10) in our neighborhood, decided to gather leafs into
a HUGE pile and then to jump in it!

Needless to say that it took a LONG time to get a pile high enough for the kids to jump from a picnic table into it without breaking their neck, but…

they made it and did enjoy a lot of jumping and laughing. You can see how much Rafael had fun!!

Dislberg on the Neckar Valley

We are trying our best to go around the Heidelberg area and to visit little town that you kind of know that they are there, but don’t know what is it all about! So one day we took our kids and decided to go to Dilsberg. The drive there was gorgeous, we had a beautiful Fall afternoon and the temperature were so nice. No need of coats or umbrella! What else do we need to ask right?

Dilsberg is a classical example of a dual-town — the touristic part of town that it physically separate and draws hordes of people, and the really, really sleepy peaceful town that everybody ignores but whose residents seem very content. We went around the Walled city and were lucky that there weren’t HORDES of people, in the contrary. It was almost deserted (Which I LOVE)! 😉Went to see the Burgruine (Castle Ruins) that sit on the highest ground.

It was a very nice afternoon with the kids, no car in sight.

Even found a future restaurant that Matt seem VERY interested into… I guess it could be a perfect place to do business!! But… I don’t think so! LOL