I have been itching to get out of town for awhile now. Thanks to Bill’s new job, he no longer has any leave accrued. We will be leaving next weekend for a vacation in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but Bill will be “in the hole” for awhile until he makes up the days he’s going to take off.
We were thinking we might sneak away this weekend, since Monday is a holiday. Then our RAV 4 started having some problems and Bill had to get them fixed. The car is running decently now, but it wasn’t fixed in time to book anything for the weekend.
I thought maybe we’d go to the Weinfest in Stuttgart this weekend, but our dog Arran has been vomiting. He doesn’t seem really sick, but I don’t want to leave him alone. So I’ve been sitting here binge watching ER on iTunes, hoping nothing shitty happens before Saturday.
Maybe tomorrow we’ll get to go somewhere fun so I can blog.
We did manage to visit Agais in Entringen on Friday night. If you’ve been reading this blog, you may know that Agais is kind of a special place for Bill and me. We used to go there often when we lived in Germany the first time. The proprietor, a man we jokingly call The Mad Scientist (but his name is actually John), was delighted to see us. He thought we’d moved back to the States and was happy when we told him we won’t be moving for at least a year.
Bill looking plucky…
Flat bread vorspeisen…
I decided to have schnitzel with t’zatziki. It was the first time I ever had schnitzel at Agais. It was pretty good. Not too large. I still didn’t finish it, though.
Bill went with the usual gyros with baked potatoes.
It was nice to see the Mad Scientist and his wife again. I wish we could have gone somewhere else this weekend, but I hope to salvage tomorrow… or, at least miss a trip to the vet. We’ll make up for this week’s dearth of travel blogging after our trip to the U.K.