|Our little outdoor rink|
Incidentally the German word for ice-skating is (points to the title) Schlittschuhfahren. Which translates into:
Schlitten: a sled or toboggan
Fahren:to drive or ride
So we strap on our ice-skates, get our hand stamped for 2 hrs of skating and then head out onto the ice..... and that is point where Mariko and I realized that it has been over 10 yrs since either of us have ice-skated (18 years for me and 12 years for Mariko)!!! But we got out there and slipped and slid our way around the rink a few times. I was slowly getting used to the skates and moving on the
|Mariko before her epic fall|
Mariko was a little sore after all the ice-skating so we headed over to Pizza Hut (real German right?) and rested a bit. Seeing as we were already out and about, both Mariko and I thought that we should do some shopping! Mariko had eyed some boots that we saw prior so went back to the store and had her try them on. Apparently while ice-skating Mariko bruised the muscle that helps you stand on one foot... because trying on the boots were very difficult for her.
Afterwords we headed to the store New Yorker... its a hip kinda place full of jibe and funk! Ok maybe not all that, but much cooler clothes than I usually shop for. Thinking about that actually I have not bought any clothes for myself that did not come from my place of employment for nearly 10 years (G.H Bass, Geoffrey Beene and Van Heusen). We had some fun, and surprisingly enough we came out of the store with a full outfit for me!! And everything was on Angebot (German word for sales)!! Germany certainly has a ton of Angebot offers for those with a low budget, even some fancy clothes, you just have to know when and where to look!