Saturday, May 19, 2007

Germany (Pt.2)

My sister is still in Thailand, and I won't have her pictures until a week or two from now. But in the meantime, here's what else Mr. Batty and I were up to.

First, my parents and I took him to the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. We live less than an hour from the Volkswagen plant, and Volkswagen has built a kind of theme park, sort of a car-themed version of Epcot Center. 'There's a car museum with some seriously nice-looking cars like this little red number, which I really covet. I love the late 1800s and early 1900s, though after cataloging loads of books about the medicine of the period, I'm glad things have advanced! It's all fun and games until somebody gets sick.


Mr. Batty, on the other hand, found a cute little beer truck in the 1930's section.


What he didn't know: my parents' dental office was on our way home, and they decided to take a spontaneous look at his teeth. Here is Dr. Batty, Sr., going about his usual business. My sweetie was lucky, though: there was nothing wrong with his teeth and he didn't get any dental work that day.


Later on, we went to the Millennium Tower in Magdeburg. It's the world's tallest wooden tower (66 meters tall), and it reminds me of one of DaVinci's designs. Inside is a science museum with a really cool exhibit showing the progress of science from the Babylonians and Egyptians to prognoses of future developments. We spent an entire day in there.


Next post, it'll be back to knitting, though. You didn't think there were no WIPs I started in Germany, now, did you?

20 comments:

Bezzie said...

Wow. Very cool. When my mom came back from her Germany trip a year ago it was just pictures of castles and stuff. I love that pyramid thing!

mjm knitting said...

What a funky looking building.!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Ah, 2 sightings of the elusive Mr. Batty and a sighting of the even more elusive Dr. Batty, Sr. I wonder where the picture of you getting your teeth inspected is.

gabriella said...

oooh, germany, i'm so envious! it's been ages since i've been and it really is a knitter's paradise.

on another note: you've been tagged for a meme! all the details are in the most recent post on my blog. ~gabriella :)

Rain said...

It looks like you had such a cool time.

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Love the cool tower! Sounds like the trip was a blast :)

Jessica said...

Oh wow. That millenium tower sounds pretty cool! Sounds like you had fun!

Zonda said...

Cool tower! Hehe..so a dentist for a Dad, yikes!! My hubby would have liked the beer truck too!

cpurl17 said...

What a great trip! Your dad looks like a friendly dentist :) And yay Mr. Batty!

Annie said...

Cool building! I've never been to Germany, I can't wait to go, someday. On the other hand, I do need to go to the dentist next week!

Larjmarj said...

That is a funky looking building. I love architectural stuff. Fascinating how things go up and stay together. Your hub was luckier that I was my last trip to the dentist. Cavities of all things. I thought I was too old.

Raeknits!_and_spins said...

No wonder you keep mr. Batty to yourself, he's very handsome! SO glad you had a great time. Good think your dad didn't check my teeth!

Susann said...

Ooohhh, warum weiss nich nichts von diesem Automuseum?! Jahrelang die Familie in Braunschweig besucht und die sagen nix! ;-)
So muß ich Dir jetzt für die Reisetips danken.

Soso, Wolle im Supermarkt... Da hab ich bis jetzt nur ekliges Akrylgarn gesehen und eine Sockenwolle namens Superga oder so.

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Batty! You won the contest!! Email me or PM me (carrieknits) your details!! Congrats!

weezalana said...

Love the vintage cars!

I'm not sure a trip to the dentist is something I'd put on my vaca list, but your dad looks like a nice one!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Cool building!

And congrats on winning Carrie's contest. BMFA Bambu is so, so soft!

And your hubbie is indeed a dear for letting your dad check out his teeth. You don't hear about that stuff very often. :)

sgeddes said...

Neat pictures. I like seeing the vintage cars and that building is cool!

But a surprise trip to the dentist?
Gah! I could pass on that.

cathy said...

I love that red car.

Linnea said...

Beer trucks = good. One rolled around our corner last summer, with hoardes of people trailing it. That looks like a really cool museum (and maybe one that would entertain the kids more than the Gutenberg Museum did).

Glad you had a good time!

Dipsy said...

Oy, poor Mr. Batty! When I first saw that pic, I thought about some really terrible forms of torture - and mind you, I've been really relieved to read that he didn't have to have anything done with his teeth! He's a lucky one indeed!
Wow, I totally adore that old beer truck, how awesome!