One Foot Out of the Door

Downtown Smokestack
Downtown Smokestack

It seems like forever since we first learned that we had the opportunity to stay in Germany for an extended period of time, but at last we are on the threshold of a new and exciting chapter in our lives. There are many changes, even more than just living in a foreign country for almost six months, but more about that later because now is all about the opportunity directly in front of us. We spent the last few days in Denver until our flight to Frankfurt today, so we indulged in the familiar and did our best to try some new and different experiences at the same time. Living in Colorado, we are used to plenty of steaks, burgers, American comfort food, as well as Mexican fare, but there are plenty of other options available as well. So, for the last 72 hours, it was all about our old favorite haunts and trying some things that perhaps we have overlooked in the past.

Wild Mushrooms and Fried Ravioli
Wild Mushrooms and Fried Ravioli
Pumpkin Beer
Pumpkin Beer
Toasted Cheese with Pablano Peppers and Red Pepper Soup
Toasted Cheese with Poblano Peppers and Red Pepper Soup
Street Art
Street Art

We are fortunate to live in a place where craft beer is king and there are an abundance of choices. With that said, we have watched the giant, corporate, breweries take over the small independent breweries over the past several years. It is a nod to the success of these smaller breweries and how they have changed the landscape of beer where people are no longer content to just take whatever few choices are available, but truly want something creative and a little different. Obviously there is a lot more to living in Colorado than just red meat, burritos, and beer, but there are a few people who might argue with you. Needless to say, we are truly looking forward to trying the different beers and wines of Germany as well as all of the surrounding countries that we are able to visit during our upcoming stay.

Stacked Huevos
Stacked Huevos
Oktoberfest Beer
Oktoberfest Beer
Jalapeno Wontons Smothered in Green Chili
Jalapeno Wontons Smothered in Green Chili
Meat and Cheese Platter
Meat and Cheese Platter

They say that life is complicated, but sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes it is just a matter of good food, good wine/beer, and good friends. We have had the pleasure to enjoy all of those over the past twenty plus years and look forward to what the future has to offer in those aspects.

More Street Art
More Street Art
Cheesesteak
Cheesesteak
Another Oktoberfest Beer
Another Oktoberfest Beer
Grilled Romain Salad and Mac and Cheese
Grilled Romaine Salad and Mac and Cheese
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Brussel Sprouts

 

5 thoughts on “One Foot Out of the Door

  1. I don’t expect you’ll be disappointed by beer in Germany 🙂 but you did so well to indulge in all your familiar food styles… which are pretty exotic seen from this side of the big pond! Very apt street art !

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