Sunday, January 28, 2007

Thoughts on running a youth hostel......



There must be sign on the expressway somewhere that says " please take the next exit for Jugendherberge Rill" This is the only explaination for the visitors that keep showing up at my door for a few nights lodging. Either that, or one or more of my children have put an ad somewhere on the internet to that affect.



We had visitors this weekend from the Donauschwaben Youthgroup from Cleveland, Ohio. Lisa Rimpf, brought her brother Tony and his girlfriend Gretchen, and their friends Manny and Kristian. Kristian was supposed to stay at the Mayer's but he spent at least part of one night at our house.



The reason for their visit was to attend Trachtenball, an event at our German Club, where all the young ladies (and some not so young ones) wear very old traditional garments that their grandmothers wore. It gives them a real appreciation for the comforts of modern clothing, and teaches history and tradition.



I should add that Lisa has been here before....a number of times.....and I don't think it is because she enjoys my company. Tony is the only other person that lives in this house. Could it be that she is really visiting him?


6 comments:

MrsJ said...

Awww! I love it. I'll post some pictures on my blog tonight so folks can see the full tracht - for all of you non-Schwob types, they're big!

TreyJ said...

Wow - that's a HUGE step up from the other blog pics of Tony's "girlfriends." :-)

wnk said...

Now I'm confused. Which post should I believe? Does he have a flesh and blood girlfriend or not?

Eva said...

You are confused? Imagine living with Tony - no wonder I am almost completely grey.

MrsJ said...

Oh, come on Onkel Wally - you're always joking around with us, now you can't figure out our joke?

wnk said...

Yes I can figure out your joke, I just didn't realize it was over. My bad. Since it is, I can state honestly that I'm very happy for Tony. Everything I've heard about Lisa has be fabulous.