Getting to know Nina

Trip Start Feb 02, 2010
Trip End Feb 02, 2011

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Flag of Germany  , Bavaria,
Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Well, it feels like things have slowed down a bit in the last week, not in excitement levels but actually being busy going and doing things. I haven't really felt we’ve been doing anything worth a whole blog and we haven’t been taking many pictures either. Right now Felix is out in the garage working on Nina because in the little bit of riding we have done just around the local small streets she has already proved herself to be the temperamental character we were warned about and expected (somewhat to Felix's delight -- he has enjoyed tinkering so far). Hopefully the longer we have her and the better we get to know each other the easier it will be to figure out how to get around her little issues. Today, if all goes well we will have our own numberplates and insurance by the end of the day and officially be allowed to ride her on the road. We are thinking of doing a small trip, overnight or just a day trip somewhere because we don’t want to head off properly until after the house party here on Saturday

In other news, last night we went to dinner with a friend of Daniel, it was a massive meal, I felt like I was going to burst. I think the amount of food I ate is the reason I stayed pretty sober even after about five shots of homemade liquors and vodka. We though about staying the night there but I’m glad we didn’t, I think it might have gotten messy.

Sunday we had a great afternoon with Jakob. He and Felix spent hours working out why fuel was running out of the carburettor. After hours of taking them apart and putting them back together they figured out the problem and fixed it. We then went to the Netto car park and Jakob taught Felix how to do circle work. They were driving with the sidecar off the ground and drifting and screeching stops. Felix did a full thirty-metre circle with the sidecar off the ground while I was in it. We left a lot of skid marks in the car park; I hope no one is too upset about that. I know Felix really appreciated the advice and knowledge Jakob shared.

Saturday we went bowling a second time – we went earlier the week also – in Kempten. We also went and played pool one night, I can't remember what day it was. Daniel's friends have been so kind and welcoming to us. Especially Alex, he has been picking us up and driving us around and while Daniel and family were in Italy for the weekend snowboarding, he has been taking us to do stuff with his friends and totally including us and making sure we’re not left on our own. I hope we stay in contact with him; he has been so generous and such a good friend.

On Friday we went for a massive walk in freezing, gale force winds. We had noticed this tower sticking up through the trees in the distance behind the house and thought it might be nice to walk there. Oddly we picked the windiest day we’ve seen here to do it. I think it wasn’t really that far, only a few k’s, but being pushed all the time with the wind made it so much further.  The walk was worth it for the walk as much as seeing the church. It had a massive tower that must have them most wonderful 360 view. We unfortunately couldn’t look inside as it was locked. I think the main church was built about nine hundred years ago, with the tower added later. We walked through the little cemetery around the church and saw some very disturbing sculptures of The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus, then walked back through some more forest and Westendorf.  As we were walking though the town we stopped at a tiny little general store. We bought this wonderful fruit cake, the perfect fruity-doughy, as soon as we can ride the bike on the road we are planning to go back and buy some more. 
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Maria on

Ahh.... fruity-doughies!!! That's the life! And I know I've said this to you a thousand times now, but I LOVE how you write, Flossie!

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