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Monday, May 28th, 2007

One of Matthias’ hobbies is creating slide shows on the computer set to music.  He has 2 slideshows that he loaded onto You Tube.  One is of our trip to the San Blas islands in Panama, and the other is a slideshow of our entire trip so far.  You can find the slideshows here:

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=lotzbay

We’ve also put up a few more pictures on our flickr site.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebays/

Champion 2007!

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

As probably all of our readers already know this weekend the greatest soccer team of all time (VfB Stuttgart) won the German Bundesliga for the first time in 15 years. It was totally unexpected and therefore it is even sweeter now.

During our travels this year Stuttgart was televised several times and every time we got to see them play they won and captured first place. After a few ups and downs this season we watched them again last weekend and they were again in first place on the last day of the season. The last and most important game was also televised in Mexico and we couldn’t wait to watch the game, but then a catastrophe happened. Our landlord didn’t pay the cable bill and cable was turned off for the most important soccer game of the last 15 years. You can imagine how frustrated I was.

In a previous post we mentioned a friend of ours who we referred to as Dave the Prick.  That actually wasn’t our own name for him.  He’s well known in Seattle under that name.  But we take it all back.  Most people who know Dave probably wouldn’t even dare to ask if they could come over to his house at 8:15 in the morning to watch a soccer game that he didn’t really care about.  No one really would expect any answer from him other than “F—, no!”  But luckily we got his life-partner Terri on the phone the night before and she agreed that Dave would be up and would let us in. 

Thanks Dave and Terri and thanks to the greatest soccer team on earth, who has the chance to also win the German Trophy next weekend.  So if you missed them becoming German Champion don’t forget to watch them win the trophy next weekend.

Congratulations Oma

Saturday, May 19th, 2007
Allison’s mom, Oma Joyce, who has been the subject of several blog entries retired last week.  We would like to congratulate her and say thank you for all her help and support she has given us, even despite ... [Continue reading this entry]

Mexico City

Saturday, May 19th, 2007
Wow, what a city! When we started our trip a lot of people warned us not to go to Mexico City, because it’s dirty, chaotic, polluted and dangerous and we decided not to go. Then again we ... [Continue reading this entry]

Guest Entry: Jazzy-Fizzle

Monday, May 14th, 2007
The following is a guest entry from our nephew Justin (aka Jazzy-Fizzle) who came to visit us in April.  His original post in German is the previous entry.  This was translated into English by his Aunt, Allison. When I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Gasteintrag: Jazzy-Fizzle

Monday, May 14th, 2007
Dieser Eintrag ist ein Gasteintrag von unserem Neffen Justin (genannt Jazzy-Fizzle) der uns in April besuchte.

Als ich zum ersten mal hörte das ich Onkel, Allison und die Kinder besuchen kommen könnte war ich total ... [Continue reading this entry]

My Take on Taxco

Friday, May 11th, 2007
Matthias and I agree on this – Taxco is one of the neatest cities we’ve seen in Mexico.  It did kind of suck that it took us so long to get there from Cuernavaca, but once we were ... [Continue reading this entry]

Thank You, Taxco

Monday, May 7th, 2007

On several occasions in this blog I have mentioned that I am getting tired of seeing more stuff. I have seen more things in the last 9 months that I ever will be able to process. And ... [Continue reading this entry]

Oaxaca, Oaxaca

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Once we left Xpu-Ha we had a lot of driving ahead of us to get off the Yucatan.  Our next major stop was the city of Oaxaca located in the state of Oaxaca, which was about 1500 ... [Continue reading this entry]