Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
It was a beautiful sunny day for visiting the top of a mountain.
Here I am on the Zugspitzplatz -- an intermediate level at 2600 m where the cog rail takes you (the peak is 2962 m reached by a short cable car ride) .
In this sitting area, we found some teeter-totter logs, and this one has Alpha on one end and Alli on the other.
They seemed to have fun trying to keep in balance.
Humans -- go figure ;-)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
OK, this is cool. Here we are on the highest mountain in all of Germany -- the Zugspitze. That's Alpha, Mom, Alli and her friend Cheryl (plus moi of course). The Zugspitze is a little under 10,000 feet tall.
It was a gorgeous day, and we stayed up there for a while. We took their cog railway up to a lower summit, and then a cable car to the top. Doncha worry -- I'll show more pictures soon.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Here I am with my family at the Plansee, just over the border in Austria. It's on the back road between two of King Ludwig II's castles: Neuschwanstein and Scloss Linderhof.
It's a very pretty area, and made even more pleasant to look at by my presence (hee, hee)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This is from our walk down after visiting Neuschwanstein castle (you know, the one Walt Disney modeled the Cinderella castle on).
It was so cool taking our trip down to Bavaria with Alli's friend Cheryl. We packed so much in to a short visit, that it's all somewhat of a blur (get it? ;-)
I'll show you more pictures later. Here is one to remind you of the castle:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
OK, so here we are, in the middle of nowhere, and look what we come across. One of the largest and most ornate churches I've ever seen (and yes, I've seen a few ;-)
This is inside Weiskirche, located in ... Weis, Germany (they are so original with their names). It is just amazing.
Now don't think me sacreligious. Can't you see my head is bowed?
Shhhhh, I'm praying.
Thanks, Mom, for taking me through this cool church.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Obi-Won-Omega wishes a happy Alpha Day to my favorite big dog.
Omega you may call me, but this remember ye:
"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
"May the force be with you!"
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Well, well, it certainly has been a long time.
Since we last spoke, both Greg and Alli have visited me in Germany -- woo hoo! In fact, Alli just left after spending about 6 weeks here while on break from Chaminade. That's the reason for the blog title. This photo was my "last dance" with Alli before she left on her 25-hour trip back to Honolulu.
And not only that, it was the last photo before Alpha's nice Nikon camera bit the big one. Here's what a photo later that day looked like. Oops.
We stopped into a camera store in Stuttgart and learned that the camera's sensor is "kaput". It will cost as much to fix it as to replace the camera. So that will have to be a task for the future.
But fear not! Alpha took so many pictures during my absence from Frito-a-Day, that we'll just make him work backwards to show you some of the cool things I've been up to.
More to follow ...