Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sprichst du englisch?

One of the many German phrases I've learned to say since getting here last Saturday, "do you speak English?"

Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to Rosetta Stone some German before landing this past weekend, but luckily, many people here speak English rather well. There was a taxi driver that wasn't quite sure where we were trying to go, but he gave his best attempt English and we did at German and we got to our destination no problems.

I've learned please, thank you, you're welcome, etc...but the other big phrase I've learned since getting here, "Wo ist die Toilette, bitte?" As a pregnant gal, you probably need to know how to say "where is the bathroom" in just about every language. :o)

We just wanted to share a couple of pics from our travels so far. We've mostly been in Munich but we did venture about 2 hours out of the city by train to Neuschwanstein which was the castle of Crazy King Ludwig II. It's the castle that Walt Disney modeled Cinderella's castle at Disney after. It was undergoing some exterior renovation/construction so it's hard to see what it would look like uncovered from all the scaffolding...but his backup castle down the hill a way was pretty impressive too.

We're doing a bike ride through the English garden and a day trip to Salzburg, Austria (so that I can sing Do-Re-Mi on the steps of that building where it was filmed in Sound of Music) later on this week so check back later for more pictures.

It's now after 11 p.m. here so I'll just leave you with Gute Nacht!!!

The beautiful Germany countryside


The "backup castle"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Animals and Announcements...

Camden's learned lots of new animal sounds so we thought we'd make a short little video of him demonstrating them for you. The pig's kinda hard to hear...but it's hysterical. He tries to snort but can't figure out how to "suck in" to make the sound so it ends up being more like he trying to "hak a lugi" instead.

So listen carefully for the animal sounds...and for his other demonstration of what he knows that you might not...

Camden Knows What's There... from Mandy Jo on Vimeo.