On Sunday morning we had planned to go to Reutlingen to visit Matze, Jutta and Oscar, but the road conditions were crappy.
So we put Amy to work instead :-)
We had lunch in the Alte Muehle in Waldbeuren with my mom, my uncle Fritz and his wife Maria
Our rental car was an Audi A3
After lunch we went on a run in the snow
Running on snow like this is a bit like running on sand
On Sunday afternoon we visited my friend Helmut and Angelika and they have this adorable Podenco dog named Perla.
I love those ears
The Rottweiler Narrensprung starts on Monday morning at 8am with several riders on horses. With the weather being somewhat iffy, I decided to watch with Amy and not make my costume dirty.
A short clip of the Narrensprung
Two Schantle are sharing a story
This Federhannes is smaller than the kids he is approaching
This Fransenkleid and the tiny Gschell are about to pass out some candy
A Schantle reaching out and down, and yes, that is rain on the mask.
My mom and I
A few Federhannes figures scheming
Amy enjoyed a Gluehwein during the parade
Another clip from the Narrensprung
Several Federhannes are seen here working here as a team
My niece Sara Nina loved the experience
This Schantle costume must be quite old. It has a tag from 1930 on it. These yellow and black tag show what years the costume participated.
One of the 7 or 8 Benner Roessle (2 herders with a "horse" and its rider) in action. They are at the beginning and the end of the Narrensprung.
A clip of the Roessle doing what they do best
A complete family of Narren after the Narrensprung
When I pulled out the camera, this young "guys" immediately struck a pose
We had a mellow day on Fat Tuesday and noticed a big herd of sheep on our way to Ravensburg
We had our last lunch in Germany at the Cafe Central in Ravensburg
Amy also enjoyed an Apfelsaft Schorle in the Cafe Central
And just as it started, the Ostracher Fasnet ends with a fire on Fat Tuesday night. But this times the witch gets burned and the other witches are beside themselves.