I had full intention of taking lots and lots of pictures on this trip to Germany – but somehow in all the business of it all I missed a lot of photo-taking opportunities (bad blogger). I did however manage to capture the most memorable things.
All in all we spent 3 days at a campground and one day traveling. The occasion – a sports summer camp. I wasn’t actually originally planning to go, but one of my acquaintances was the organizer , and all my other friends were going and offered to take me along.
So first off – what I did. I spent a lot of time talking to people and making new friends. Thankfully sports weren’t the only thing on the agenda, and there was a lot of time just to hang out and talk. But that wasn’t the only thing there was to do. The campground – although it wasn’t fancy included a swimming pool, a big soccer field, a beach volleyball court, Ping-Pong tables, a pool table and a bowling alley. Basically there was no shortage of things to do in ones free time. The surrounding area was gorgeous as well – a densely forested area that seemed somewhat reminiscent of a fairy tale.
There was also a very picturesque little town located only 5 minutes away, with quaint little houses and shops.
I didn’t actually do any “workout” while I was there – I was too busy meeting new people and exploring the surrounding area.
There was something unusual I did get to see however, and that was a forest located about 10 minutes away from the camp site. Initially there’s nothing unusual about it, until you run across one or more of these guys.
As a matter of face we actually got to watch them being fed, and I realized I had something in common with these creatures – they love salad too 🙂
So during the day there was hiking and sports and at night we had parties and dances (even a costume party on the last night).
Then of course there’s the question of food. We were served 3 meals a day at the canteen on the campground. 2 of them (breakfast and supper) were buffet style, but lunch – the main meal in Germany- was served as a complete meal. I packed a lot of fruit and crackers, and oatmeal bars which were a staple for me – although I really wish I had acess to a fridge, because that would have definitely helped with the variety. But the buffets served fresh veggies and fruit, along with whole wheat bread and rolls – and there was usually a non-meat source of protein as well (mainly eggs and cheese). The main meals I ate seperatly, as there was no meat-free options and they were usually a mixture of whatever I had on hand.
A random lunch I ate : chickpeas, tomatoes, cracker breads, an apple and some granola bites
The most challenging was the grill night, because all I had to eat that evening were pickles and bread – but overall I managed fine.
All in all it was a great trip, I got to meet a lot of new people and see some old friends again. But there are several reasons I was happy to be home.
My first breakfast at home – oats with wheat bran, apples, chopped almonds cinnamon.
And this little darling.
Catch you all later – I have a bunch of unpacking to do 🙂
What’s the oddest meal you’ve had recently?
Do you enjoy camping?