i havent forgotten...

i think everyday: "i really should blog today"...but, and there are so many pictures to share its overwhelming!

i will dedicate this blog to miscellaneous parties...there have been ALOT.
                      4th of july of course!!! with maggie and her fab sister fiona that came to visit!
there was a "man party" on night and jan asked that we put on a show for them... so naturally we had to wear this... we danced to lady gaga and it was a HUGE HIT!
dancing at "berg fest"!!! (translation... you made it halfway through the summer so lets have a party!
maggie and i with our polish friends klaudia and daria!!
the first saloon party!! after double work days, the park hosts parties at the park saloon! scott, maggie, holly and me!


munchen... or "munich" as us americans say...

"Munich" roughly means "near the monks"...back in the day Monks were the only inhabitants in the whole area so everyone just referred to it as "that place where the monks live!" andddddd the monks brewed beer! beer used to be a part of every meal. it was basically a food group!

i was a little disappointed in the city. i was hoping for charm, beauty, and gnome paraphernalia, and cuckoo clocks on every street corner and i didnt get much of that. BUT i did learn alot about the city and enjoyed what we did:

we went on a FREE TOUR of the city! this company offers tours of a handful of europes most-visited cities which we thought was too-good-to-be-true until our tour guide suggested we tip him... we were surprised, but tipped him because he was so knowledgable about the city, and overall a fairly decent guide... we found out later that the guides work off of tips only and have to the company 2.50 E per tourist (our guide didnt tell us this... if wed known at the time we wouldve given him more!), so if you ever go on a tour, tip the guide at least 5 bucks...

munich has a alot of dark history due to Hilter's rise to power and WW2, and the city cannot forget... read this article and this article...

on a lighter note!!! there are "beer gardens" EVERYWHERE!! a beer garden basically is a restaurant that has long wooden tables and benches that everyone sits at together, lots of beer, and lots of yummy (but gluten-filled) food
this is a picture of us about to embark on a "beer tour"... we went to a handful of different beer gardens and.... that was all. clearly, i thought it was lame because i cant drink beer. they did have a selection of wine, but they were not delicious.

below is a 'MAYPOLE'.... they are all over munich, but i'm not sure what the significance is ha!
this is the GLOCKENSPIEL

more on the trip later!


"Rockin' All Over The World"

So in our show, we "travel" to different countries: US, Africa, Australia, GB, and Germany! so we sing hits either from the country or about the country! Its really fun and we all have a blast doing it 2 times a day! Here are some fun pictures...

ya... i'm wearing a red sequin cowboy hat. embrace it.


 singing "jungle drum"! so fun! check out that sweet african crown...

singing "stayin' alive"... everytime the intro starts, the crowd goes wild! i thought it the applause was for me and or the song.... last week i realized they were just oo-ing and ahh-ing about the sparkly disco ball... wah wah.

wish you could all see the show!