Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Deidesheim Erlebnistag

A few weekends ago, we went to an Erlebnistag (Adventure Day) in Deidesheim. The weinstrasse (main road through wine country) shuts down for the day and people bring their bikes out and travel along tasting wine and food and whatever else is on offer. The kids pulled out bikes and scooters and we headed out. I seriously underestimated the number of people that were out that day (around 400,000!) and the hard-core-ness of the German bikers. Sweet little Memma on her tiny scooter was just dwarfed, but she held her own. We made her wear her helmet at all times in case she got smoked by a stray biker, but thankfully, somehow, she avoided getting hit. 
It was Heather's birthday, we had a GREAT day!

One vineyard had their grapes marked, so cool to see the riesling grapes!

soooo pretty

Heather telling Emma, "Now, don't tell your dad we picked more grapes!"

We stopped at one place and had some "sekt," which is the German word for sparkling wine, or traditionally, champagne. However, in Europe, they are VERY strict about true champagne is only from Champagne, France, so its called sekt.

The fountain near where we parked had some "interesting" statues- Jay and the kids had some fun :D

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