Monday, November 30, 2009
Going back in time a little -- before I got my haircut.
Hanging out in the garden was lots of fun, especially after Mom and Alpha reinvigorated it with new plants.
I don't know what they all are, but they sure look pretty (especially with moi in the picture ;-)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
These boats are really quiet -- all electric, and have been for 100 years -- that's right, since 1909. Can you believe that? Amazing.
And they are electric because they happen to run on one of Germany's cleanest and deepest lakes -- Königsee -- in Bavaria (Southern Germany). No power boats are allowed.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This is much better. Sitting mostly on terra firma, and being protected by my Alpha. Nice day up here though, I must say.
You can see that Mom and I are really on the top of the world up here. And that house in the background is the Eagle's Nest -- Hitler's 50th B-day gift and little-used retreat. This is cool.
And if you are really up for an outing, you can *walk* up from the bottom. We were not that craz, er, adventuresome. But we did walk down. And that was tough enough on the humans (sore quads ;-)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here I am (with that crazy Alpha again) out on some man-made outcropping, overlooking a vast, steep drop.
This gives you a little more perspective. OK, Alpha, that was fun -- can we go now?
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
So we were walking along this riverbed, and came across these rock statues. Very Zen, doncha think? I fit right in. Can we all say "Om"?
Here I am with Alpha checking out the nice rushing stream. This was near our hotel in the vicinity of Berchtesgaden, Germany. It was a nice trip. I'll show you more photos of the area this week, 'K?
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
So here I am with Mom, in front of the famous Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) over the Reuss River that exits Lake Lucerne.
This bridge was originally built in 1333 to help folks get to Church ;-) Now it helps tourists get to shopping (hee, hee).
And check out this funky bathroom. Which just happened to be located in a funky hotel room. But it was pretty cool -- all except for those church bells -- we were right next door ;-)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
That's right -- he ran another marathon. This time in lovely Lucerne, Switzerland (and I got to come along!)
Here's Alpha at the start. Notice how he is smiling, seemingly oblivious to the upcoming 42.195 km (hey, we're in Europe donchaknow).
Well now take a look at him. He'll be lucky to beat that guy. Only about a mile more to the finish line now.
And how did Alpha do? Well, his goal was to break 4 hours. And he did it -- he ran in 3:54, which was 17 minutes faster than his previous PR and 21 minutes faster than his last marathon. So I'd say a hearty woo-hoo is in order. That's my alpha ;-)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
... So here are a bunch of photos to start to make up for it ;-) First, you get me looking adorable ;-)
But whatever you do, don't try to take away my frisbee. Because it's mine -- nah, nah, nah, nah, na, nah
However, I will let you pet me, but don't try to take that frisbee ...
... because if you do, a vicious game of tug-o-war will ensue. And you know ...
... who will be victorious, right? OK, now we can go for a walk. ;-)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
All work and no play ... makes Alpha not only dull, but a highly unreliable Frito-a-Day poster.
So I took it upon myself to create some "play time" with my frisbee to get the parents out of the house.
And boy am I fast. Hee, hee. Catch me if you can, Alpha!
And while you are doin' the "play thing", don't forget to post!