Europe, North America · 39 Days · 67 Moments · November 2017

Christmas and New Year’s Eve.... Cape Coral


7 January 2018

Sitting together with my regular table mates... After the holiday is before the holiday
Back at home.... the story continues

6 January 2018

Both flights were oversold, from Ft. Lauderdale to Dallas they offered a 800$ compensation. For the flight to Frankfurt 2.500 bucks.... If we’d be flexible in our schedules, would it be a very good chance to reduce our spendings this Christmas holiday.
Sitting in the airport in Dallas at the Dallas Cowboys Bar
On our way to Dallas, just right in time to get our connection to Frankfurt. Christmas holidays are over, but the next trip to our beloved second home will come soon, we’ll be back on the 18th of August. Then to Indianapolis to cross the Heartland of America.... awesome, can’t await it...

5 January 2018

Really had some fun at Ford‘s Garage in Cape Coral. What a pleasant place... awesome food, good beer, strictly recommended....
Last day in Cape Coral, having some fun with my fast growing son.... good to be here and so sad about to leave... could it be real to live here anytime in the nearer future?

4 January 2018

our penultimate evening dinner in Florida, delicious chuck roast, fries, hot sausages, shrimps and an outstanding kind of cauliflower - it was awesome...
Funny afternoon with playing mini golf in Cape Coral
Chilly in Florida, but the sun is shining and my morning run was funny... nice stay here...

3 January 2018

Had so much fun at Germain Arena while playing the Everblades vs Orlando, including fast ice tracking, nice goals and very cool fistfights😎😎😎
Amazing event... worthy to be here
Funny.... ice hockey.... in Florida.... 🤣🤣
Be prepared for another nice evening in SW Florida. We want to go for an ice hockey game of the Florida Everblades at Germain Arena in Estero, approx. 50 miles away from Cape Coral. It’s only a minor league team, but why not? Just to have some fun.

2 January 2018

Delicious dinner.... meat sauce with tortilla chips and sugar snap pea stir-fry
That was definitely an interesting and exciting experience. Completely different to what we expect in Germany, but to respect, because America is a different country. And it’s not on us to reclaim or to question their constitution....
Chilly and windy outside in Cape Coral

1 January 2018

After a relxing New Year’s Day, I’m preparing sausage meat for delicious hand-made Hamburgers tonight....

31 December 2017

neil diamond sings sweet caroline with about 1 million people on the times square. how cool is that?
Buffalo Bills are in a lead of 10-0 at half time, but only with a small chance to reach the playoffs, depending on the other results out of town.
Sitting at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Shortly before about to see the Miami Dolphins against the Buffalo Bills. Once again, appreciate to being a guest of this beautiful country!
Just have prepared some delicious noodle salad for the tailgate party at Hard Rock stadium in Miami later today.... bring football to life...

30 December 2017

A perfect day on the lovely beach in Venice. Full with memories about our first stay in 2007, such a long time ago. Meanwhile we’ve been here in the US 6 times and we won’t stop traveling to this beautiful country and to these great people.
Here has begun my personal love story for the USA, more than 10 years ago. What will the future bring....
Sweet life requires consequences

29 December 2017

3.5 lbs of chuck roast. Should be grilled later today....
This is, what I aim for....

28 December 2017

Went out for a nice evening of bowling.... see, what will happen here, don’t have any experience about that sport...
Another pleasant day on the beach.... relaxing by the end of December. Incredible. Ok, our “German king of pop” makes me laughing.... but anyway...
Maybe some weak legs this morning...

27 December 2017

Oh my gosh, life can be so tasty🤗
Had a pleasant day on Captiva, ok, took a while to arrive, regarding the traffic jams. But, worthy as well...
First run after Christmas, was really tough, including stitches in the side... life ain’t easy.
Our baggage has arrived.... with a 4 days delay and some extra expenses....

26 December 2017

A legend since 1935 - MONOPOLY - and still funny....
A nice day on the beach, just to relax and enjoy.... what a pleasant place here in southwest Florida.

25 December 2017

Delicious Christmas Day dinner with two kinds of baked ham, mashed potatoes and a delightful salad.
Life can be so easy and worthy...
Tried to spend some time on the beach on Sanibel and Captiva Island. But, senseless..... it’s Christmas, all the parking lots were full. So, we decided to go back. Now sitting in our house and enjoying some moments in our pool.
Some of the houses are still barricaded from the last hurricane season. Probably good news from my baggage claim. Seems, that one suitcase it’s on the way from London to the US.... approx. two days later...

24 December 2017

Traditional sausages in bread dough are waiting for us
So, this is Christmas...
Living in a modern and digital work.... spending some time with my mates from my regular table, while they’re sitting approx. 7.800 km away. Happy Christmas to all my beloved ones all over the world.

23 December 2017

Because we’re still missing our luggage (3 of 4 suitcases) I’ve got in touch with my insurance company. Sorry to say, but British airways and American Airlines aren’t able to find out, where’s our luggage at the moment, so we spent hours at Tanger Outlet, Ross and Walmart to buy some new clothes, shoes and cosmetics. Who knows men, knows, that this is wasted time.... 😊 What we’ve noticed on our way.... A „German“ „Döner“.... ok.... learned again, something new...🙈
What a day.... talking to my credit card company about my existing insurance for the lost baggage. They gave us a line.... result was, that we spent hours at Walmart and Ross🙈 now, we’re sitting together in our breath taking kitchen to talk about a football match we’ll visit on New Year’s Eve.... Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Could be an option to combine that with a trip to the Ocean Drive....
First breakfast for this year in the USA.
Nice place to stay in for the next 16 days...
Generous....
After an exhausted trip, we finally arrived our destination in Cape Coral. What a pleasant place and generous home for the next couple of days. Christmas can come....

22 December 2017

Delicious
Listening to some hard raves from the 90s, otherwise, fatigue would take over me....
Just arrived to charlotte, NC.... waiting for our connection to Florida. Missing 3 of 4 suitcases.... thanks British Airways 🤣
So, we got it.... sitting in our aircraft to Charlotte...
Layover in London.... we’re in a hurry, but be preferred from airport staff... connection to Charlotte is waiting for us.
Ready for take-off to London...
No comment.... working on my sleep, while crossing the sea....
Reading matter for our flight
Sitting at Starbucks, bad coffee and our flight is under delay.... only 65 minutes left for our connection flight in Heathrow.... wait and see, if it works....
Current weather conditions don’t make it difficult to leave Germany for Christmas

21 December 2017

Let the party started.... my beloved USA, ok.... Florida isn’t the real feeling of what I expect.... but honestly to say, much better, what we’d realize now a days in Germany ..:

20 December 2017

Holidays have just started....

19 December 2017

The departure is approaching....

18 December 2017

Regarding those weather conditions, can’t await flying to FL

15 December 2017

Just one week to go....

9 December 2017

Just another two weeks to go, to escape from my winter melancholy - can’t await the sunshine in Florida

29 November 2017

Barely four weeks to go..... it’s time..... yearning for America!