Things I miss from my two years over there...
We covered MAULTASCHEN last week
Stuttgarter Kristall-Weisen, Tucher Kristall wasn't bad either, I have an hour before my medivac flight comes in, I might do a little on-line searching for it.
Really good Schnapps...There was that one brand over there, can't remember the name....It was distilled by monks.
The wursts. The fact I never got one of those 1 meter of wurst certificates in Wuzberg is one of my great regrets in life.
The history. If you ever get a chance to visit the salt mines in Berchesgarten and take the boat on the underground mine lakes...DO IT
!!! And if you are flying into Stuttgart make a trip around to Echterdingen. In a group of trees just off the side of the autobahn there, is a rock where Count Zepplin crashed, If memory serves, The R5
Zepphlin....That is aviation holy ground people.
Soft Pretzels from the street vendors in Stuttgart.
The Red Hot chili Peppers..City of Angles...Don't Laugh, but the first time I heard that song was the day after I arrived in Germany. Hard to imagine that song about L.A. would remind me of Germany.
Gyro Stands.....A much more civilized Turkish alternative to fast food. Real gyros use rotissary lamb. Not that seasoned crap they try and sell you over here. Actually the bread on those is very similar to my moms taco flatbread, so I may be able to reproduce over here.
Shnitzel.....When I was over in Illisheim, you could still find a 5 Mark Szhitzel in that part of the world. Inflation was starting to get you in other parts of the country through.
[Edited 2003-05-03 10:49:26]
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.