|My Couch Potatoes! Bobby has Nutella all over his face.|
We did another hike with Brian's colleagues as part of the conference. Again we had a wonderful time. I carried Bobby and he napped in the Ergo on the way there (uphill,) and he walked all the way back with his new found energy.
|Duck is in this picture too, but he is well camouflaged..|
|At the end of our hike|
That very night we went to see what Brian calls the "slappy boys." It is a traditional German folk dance in Bavaria called Shuhplattler where the boys slap their thighs and shoes in rhythm with the music. See video below.
One of the mornings I was able to get away on my own to go shopping in Oberarmagau. I have always regretted not buying a nativity scene from there the last time we lived here and visited this area. This town is known for it's Passion Play that it puts on every ten years and also for their wood carving shops. They have nativity scenes and all kinds of statues of religious saints and such as well as all kinds of other "German life" statues. I bought a very small set because they are pretty pricey. Plus, Brian and I hope to come back to see the Passion Play in a couple years and maybe we could add to our basic nativity scene then.
I chose this one because I love that Baby Jesus can be in the crib or in Mary's arms. I chose the "wrong" angel to go with her because I just really fell in love with this particular angel. Technically, this is the Angel Gabriel from the Annunciation. You can tell because he holds lilies which symbolize his connection to Mary. The angel that went with this set was supposed to be mounted up high as if he was in the sky and was just not as pretty.