Thursday, January 22, 2009

Guess what we did?

It was soooo cool. We went Volksmarching! What is that, you ask?

Well, each weekend, in a different town somewhere in Germany (actually, in other countries as well), the IVV lays out some courses through the fields and woods (usually 5K, 10K, and 20K). Then you meet at the designated location and time, buy your ticket, and then take a walk (or some people run). Lots of people do this in Germany. It's a family activity, and a good way to get exercise (not that I need that, mind you).

Then at the end, you get little booklets stamped, and eventually after you've done lots of Volksmarches and/or lots of kilometers, you get a pin or badge or something -- we don't really know. But that's what my parents are after. They are pin collectors.

So hurry up Alpha -- you are holding up the show! (BTW, today we walked 11 km.)


caroldcrisp said...

It's incredible that we are subjected ourselves to great exercise in beautiful locations all for the sake of the pin collection!!!

Frito said...

It's a chore, Mom, but someone has got to do it ;-)