Yesterday, in an effort to get out of our hotel and stay awake later than 14.00, we hiked down the hill to the train station and rode two villages over to Bruchmuehlbach-Misau to look at a house for rent. From what we saw, it's perfect for us! It's a little red house with a tiny German kitchen, quirky little rooms, a large fenced yard, a garage, and it's only a block from the train station. The owner is a very kind older German man named Hans who is the third generation to live on the property and has been renting his small cluster of homes and apartments to American soldiers since 1955. Our immediate neighbors will be Americans but after a quick trip to a market down the street, I think it's safe to say that the village has many Germans as well. I have my fingers crossed that all goes well with our paperwork and we can move in within the next two weeks!
As for food, it's been amazing. Though not technically a German dish, we enjoyed Doner Kebaps in Landstuhl on Wednesday and washed them down with apfelshorle (an apple juice and mineral water drink) for me and a German Pils for K. Yesterday, we munched on some bratwurst and fresh baked bread with more apfelshorle (I love that stuff!) and a Radler (beer and lemonade) for K. We've also enjoyed some Milka bars (think of it as the German equivalent to Dove chocolate) and Kinder Surprise Eggs (K got a little racing car and I got a platypus). We also took a chance on Schwip Schwap, a cola and orange juice drink, which turned out to be really tasty. The sweets here are dangerously good.
Today the adventure continues with the promise of breakfast at a local bakery, a trip to a flea market, and a fun German shop. Our company sponsor is driving up from his village to take us out for what promises to be an interesting day. I'm so excited to get out and see more of this beautiful area. We might even see some sunshine!