Day 18 – Part Deux – Mrs. Featherbottom

3 Oct

The weather has been spectacular for each of the past 18 days. There was one thunderstorm when I was in Rome that managed to shut down the subway, but that was at night. And last Tuesday it rained for about 30 minutes in the morning in Berlin. Other than that it’s been perfect.

Is it snowing in Ottawa yet?

On Thursday I was invited to a BBQ in the park. On Sunday at 13:00 I met up with Bénédicte and two of her friends, Janet and Cindy (Three’s Company just wasn’t the same after Suzanne Somers left) and we went to the Volkspark Friedrichshain (M5, M6, M8, or you can just walk). I had gone shopping the night before and purchased two sausages and two sausage buns to eat at the BBQ. We picked up some beer along the way.

What a nice display of beer.

So we get there and everything is awesome. The weather is great, there’s lots of people, and best of all one of the French guys has brought this game where you throw the big heavy silver balls and try to get them closest to the little yellow ball. It was sooo much fun.

You get two points if both your balls are closest to the little ball.

Anyway, so Leo is running the BBQ and I’ve got my sausages on the grill and it they’re all cooked up good.

BBQ! French-German style!

So I move one to the side (away from the heat) and take the other and go over to where everyone is eating. When I finish, I go back to the grill and low and behold my sausage is missing! I look over and there’s Leo. He’s just about to eat my sausage!

I stopped him just in time.

Other than the sausage mix-up it was a perfect day. Twenty-five degree weather on the second of October. BBQ and beer in the park. I even managed to get in a little nap. Does it get any better than this?

3 Responses to “Day 18 – Part Deux – Mrs. Featherbottom”

  1. Lottabot October 3, 2011 at 18:25 #

    I think it doesn’t get any better than the +7 with light rain we have here in Ottawa. No more sweating :-p

  2. Nina October 3, 2011 at 22:15 #

    The name of the game is Boccia.

    • Uncle Ross October 4, 2011 at 14:59 #

      Its curling on grass without the sweeping and the loud “Hurry, huuuury haaard!!!”

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