Today, Duane and I went to Excelsior for our annual excursion to the Christkindlmarket. After coming back from Dusseldorf a few years back, we came across an advertisement for a holiday market in Excelsior, and really enjoyed it.
We were able to stock up on German goodies from a lady whose store is usually run out of her walk-in basement in Lakeville (and to which we've been a couple of times), but has a booth during the market. We bought home made candies from a lady who we see during the summer at the farmer's market in Minneapolis. We bought cupcakes from a bakery that had a new booth this year (because anywhere is ALWAYS the right time and place for cupcakes!).
This was our THIRD time back, and, for the first time, it was actually warm enough to feel our toes and noses THE ENTIRE TIME WE WERE THERE!!! The last two times were so cold, I didn't think we'd EVER thaw out!
Here are some shots from the day:
Me enjoying my FAVORITE part of a Christkindlmarket...the Glühwein (mulled wine)
Closeup of Glühwein
the handbell choir that was playing while we were there!
the strusel truck
Jeff and friend
Duane and friend
Here's hoping YOU had a chance for an international experience where YOU live!!!