Funniest man

There are currently around 3.82 billion women living on Earth. Two of the most beautiful and brightest of them are called Tori and Hannah. They are my granddaughters.

These two gave me the greatest compliment I’ve ever received in my long life. Before I reveal what they said, I have to tell you a little bit about my son and our relationship to each other.

The relationship between the two of us is straightforward and warm. There is only fierce competition in two areas:
1) Charm (as a property, game and method)
2) Humor (as a way of coping with life, even to “playing clown”)

With this in mind, you need to read the following text that my son emailed:

“Story for Papa: I asked the girls on the ride home who the funniest guy they know is. Daddy? (Me fishing). Answer back: ‘No, Grandpa is!’ hahaha”

Guys, you have to imagine that! Although his own father almost puts the answer in his daughters’ mouths, the two name Grandpa as the “funniest guy on earth”. Well, they didn’t say “from the whole world”, but that’s what they meant. 😉 Now you know why I’m so excited.

Now you want to know whether this opinion caused any psychological damage to my son?
My answer: “No, definitely not. He’s better than his father in everything else.”

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Thailand-Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is in the north of Thailand and is the second largest city in the country. Chiang Mai is very different from Bangkok. There are few high-rise buildings, but all the more small streets and squares. The many temples shape the image of the city. The weather in January is excellent for European visitors. Chiang Mai is never too hot and never too cold. We found that very pleasant. The traffic isn’t quite as crazy as in the capital either.

The area in and around Chiang Mai has a lot to offer, but we did not have enough time – a reason to come back.

If you want to see some pictures,

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Thailand-Ao Nang

The food in Thailand is fantastic. But I have already said that. 😉

We are still on the Indian Ocean side, just further south. More precisely in Ao Nang, a district of Krabi. The scenery is impressive, but so are the crowds. The locals no longer smile so warmly and bow less often. The prices are also more substantial. But all of this is not surprising with the flow of tourists that moves up and down the main street here every evening. On the contrary, we are always amazed at how friendly and patient people are. For example, yesterday we watched the chef fry meat and all sorts of marine animals on the grill. By the way, the sea creatures are still swimming in water buckets next to the fire, or crawling over and under each other on the side table.

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Thailand_Bangkok I

We are On The Road Again. No longer in our own car, no longer in the beloved Land Cruiser. But everything else as always: We travel as individually as possible. We only organized a minimum from home. We want to be open to the country, nature, people. We want to dive into the foreign culture.

If I had been born in America, I would have been a cowboy, “cause they never stay home and they’re always alone, even with someone they love!” Reinhard, if you read this – I would have loved to stay on your farm in Upper Franconia, but Canada was simply more attractive – not to mention “this Canadian” 😉 😉 😉

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The Blue Series

so sehen “der ältere Herr” und “diese Kanadierin” inzwischen aus.

Das Bild ist für alle, die uns lange bis ewig 😉 nicht mehr gesehen haben, bzw auch für alle, die uns noch nie gesehen haben – also auch für euch! *schmunzel*

Letztes Jahr haben wir Weihnachtsbriefe geschrieben und auf unserer Homepage eine kleine Videoserie gemacht. Dieses Jahr wollen wir euch mit kleinen Büchlein “beglücken”. Die Serie heißt “Die Blaue Reihe”.

Band 1 (Auswandern nein – Heiraten ja) erzählt romantische Liebesgeschichten, wie es sie sonst nur im Film gibt. Alles dreht sich um Kanada und “diese Kanadierin”.
Auswandern nein – Heiraten ja

Band 2 (Zwei Spätzünder auf der Panamericana) enthält Geschichten, die ein schon gereiftes Ehepaar auf ihrer fünfjährigen Fahrt im Geländewagen von Alaska nach Feuerland erlebt hat.
Zwei Spätzünder auf der Panamericana

Band 3 (Granny+Opa auf dem Jakobsweg) ist auf einer Pilgerreise über 6 Wochen und 800 Kilometer entstanden. Granny und Opa wollen es noch einmal wissen und laufen jeder mit 10 Kilogramm auf dem Buckel 6 Wochen lang über 800 Kilometer.
Granny + Opa auf dem Jakobsweg

Wir wünschen euch
noch eine schöne Adventszeit, frohe Festtage und einen guten Rutsch
Marjorie und Jörg

German Opa in Canada

Of course this is my favorite picture! But the dust was really huge. An old T-shirt brought there noticeable relief.

We are back in Germany. And yes, it was very nice again. We had enough work 😉 and a lot of fun :-). It feels good to be needed as a retiree. The two girls were heartwarming.

The days were fully booked, especially on the two weeks our granddaughter was visiting with her two boys from Edmonton, Alberta. With her we have made a trip to the Niagara Falls.

If you want to see some pictures,
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Who is Who ?

Summer greetings from Canada! We’ll go back to our favorite pastime. This is, as you all now know, “playing” Granny and Grandpa in Canada. In the first picture, the task was to create a creative silhouette. Grandpa must of course again make nonsense. He allegedly holds his hand protectively over Granny, while the two girls show much more creative and try with great seriousness to make special figures. How flexible the two young ladies are, show the next two pictures.

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Andalusien: Sevilla, Cordoba

Um den Besuch Granadas möglichst stressfrei zu organisieren, hatten wir zum Übernachten einen schönen und sicheren Campingplatz außerhalb der Stadt aufgesucht und sind dann mit dem Bus in die Innenstadt gefahren. Genauso haben wir das auch für Sevilla und Cordoba gemacht. Das hat sich bei der Hitze, die hier die letzten Tage herrschte, sehr gut bewährt.

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Andalusien – Almería, Granada

Um den Besuch Granadas möglichst stressfrei zu organisieren, hatten wir zum Übernachten einen schönen und sicheren Campingplatz außerhalb der Stadt aufgesucht und sind dann mit dem Bus in die Innenstadt gefahren. Genauso haben wir das auch für Sevilla und Cordoba gemacht. Das hat sich bei der Hitze, die hier die letzten Tage herrschte, sehr gut bewährt.

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No, not in Canada

… on the Camino I felt that way.