Sunday, December 27, 2009

Living with a German

Amy was reminded at Christmas that "Living with a German builds character." But that refrigerator magnet did not come from me. :-)

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Pete was not forgotten at Christmas time and he got some nice rawhide from his grandma Cheryl. He inspected it for a little while and then he went to work, but it took him quite some time to eat one of of those. He'll get another one tomorrow.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing everybody a very merry Christmas or as we in Germany would say "Froehliche Weihnachten."

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow, snow and more snow

It snowed quite a bit here yesterday and the amount wouldn't be a big deal in any of the Northern states or in the part of Germany where I grew up. But here in the Southeast of the USA it is always big news and source for trouble. In some parts of town traffic came to a halt and there were lots of accidents. Plus 24 hours later our street still has not been cleared.

We got up early and cleared a path

The MINI Cooper looked a bit sad and lonely

Amy's Subaru required quite a bit of time before we could use it

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

The great Threadless t-shirt sale

Just in time for the holidays you can get all kinds of great t-shirts from for just $10. What is not to like? We must have at least 8 of their shirts in our home already.

Christmas tree

Amy and I set up our very first Christmas tree together and we think it looks pretty good. We worked quite well together on the decoration but I guess it is easy when you have the same taste anyway.

Monday, December 07, 2009

My name is Pete and I am cool

Pete is looking very stylish in his limited edition blueseventy goggles as he is heading to the Central YMCA pool here in Winston-Salem.

Sunday, December 06, 2009


We had registered for a crepes pan and it took me until now to finally come through with making some crepes. I learned quite a bit with this batch of raspberry cream ones and the next time it'll be easier. By the time I made the last crepe I even managed to flip it.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Thanksgiving in Philadelphia

Amy and I drove to Philadelphia to spend Thanksgiving with my "American family" and to check out the area I used to live in for 10 years. Unfortunately I realized to late that I did not get any pics of my American family, but here are some other pics from that trip.

On the road to Philadelphia

The view towards the art museum

In Vinnie and Beverly's kitchen

The very cute shortstop

One Friday we enjoyed lunch at the farmer market

The Reading Terminal Market is amazing in terms of the food choices

In front of the Franklin Institute

Amy can not get away from medical items. Here she is in front of a huge heart.

We did not take flight in the museum

We truly had a trains, planes and automobiles weekend

I wanted to ride that bike, but it was only available for kids

Amy got friendly with Ben Franklin

On Saturday morning we ran 12 miles on the River Drives and brrr it was cold and windy

After the run we had brunch with Debbie and Olivia

We then watched Vinnie and Beverly's son Stevie (right) play squash

The canal in Manayunk

We enjoyed lunch at Jake's in Manayunk

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

It is on

Well, the new SRAM Red group is on my Ghisallo now, plus with the new Fizik bartape I am ready to ride it "like I stole it."