Yeah, I was that Jerk at the Parade Today….

How so? Well, the day before, I went out to Media Markt (the German Best Buy) in search for some new toys.  I found this awesome stick normally used to make epic selfies….

Well, I was really pushed to buy it when I saw these photos that my cousin, Stefanie, posted on her Instagram account of her and her fiance in Peru

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Aren’t they awesome?  Thorsten likes to tease me about buying this thing but he also agrees that having it for moments like these in our planned trips.

Today we went to a village just outside of Crailsheim in order to witness what is called the Hammeltanze:


The Hammeltanz literally translates to “Mutton Dance” – I wish I was making this up.  It’s a kind of sheep festival but I didn’t see any sheep involved.  Today was just a parade.

So what does this have to do with my new toy? Well, this was my view of the parade:


I wish I was kidding, but compared to other Germans, I am quite vertically challenged.  Therefore having something that could reach high above the crowd and take photos was sooooooo worth it.

I apologize ahead of time for the not to stellar quality of the photos this time.  I was standing directly in sunlight so trying to take photos without getting a glare was near to impossible:

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So now I will end this post with the most unflattering photo of me:

IMG_7065I pulled the stick out for a selfie.  I am laughing at how ridiculous it looks while Thorsten has a hint of fear in his eyes! haha!

Bis Mittwoch!

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