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A Weekend in Waldsee

Published: August 7, 2017

Our weekends in Waldsee are normally ein bisschen anders (a little different). This Saturday, for example, was Restaurant Abend (restaurant night)!

Before Restaurant Abend, all of the campers made a Reservierung (reservation) for a group of 3-8. One villager from each group called in to make the reservation — giving them the perfect opportunity to practice their German over the phone!

For the Thailandisches Restaurant (Thai Restaurant), everyone dressed to the nines. The Oberkellnerin (hostess) brought them to their table and a Kellner (waiter) took their order. There were three courses: the Vorspeise (appetizer), the Hauptspeise (entree), and the Nachtisch (dessert). For their Hauptspeise, villagers had two options to choose from: Pad Thai or mango chicken. Everything was absolutely delicious — and ordering food was another great chance for villagers to learn Deutsch (German)!

Restaurant-Abend!

Restaurant-Abend!

Restaurant-Abend!

Restaurant-Abend!

Restaurant-Abend!

After the Kinder (kids) were done eating, we celebrated a Nacht in Berlin (night in Berlin). There was a Disko in the Gasthof (dining hall), an underground party in the Laden (store), and all sorts of Kunst (art) opportunities around Waldsee.

Eine Nacht in Berlin!

Eine Nacht in Berlin!

Eine Nacht in Berlin!

Eine Nacht in Berlin!

Because we had such an exciting night, we definitely wanted to sleep in the next morning! We ate a delicious brunch at 10 that included Bauernfrühstuck (farmer’s breakfast), Wurst (sausage), and Himbeeren (raspberries). The kids couldn't stop talking about it!

Later, we went on mini Reisen (vacations)! Some of the options included Wandern (hiking), spa and wellness, Kanufahren (canoeing), and Langschwim (distance swimming). Both the Kanufahren and Langschwim groups made s’mores after they were done!

After everyone finished their activities, we had one long Pause (break) and then Gesang (singing time).

Pause

Pause

For Abendessen (dinner), we ate in two different shifts. Both groups ordered pasta from three different options: Fettuccine Alfredo, spaghetti with tomato sauce, and penne with pesto sauce. All of the options were delicious, natürlich (naturally)!

Our Abendprogramm (evening program) on Sunday was Lebendiges Schach (living chess). The villagers were divided into four groups. At the beginning of the game, each team had to build a jail and vesteck (hide) their Teufel (devil). Each villager was also assigned a specific character that guided how they played the game. Then, they had to find the other teams’ Teufels! The game ended when the groups found all of them.

Lebendiges Schach!

Lebendiges Schach!

Lebendiges Schach!

Lebendiges Schach!

Lebendiges Schach!

After another great day in Waldsee, we all went nach Hause (back home) and quickly fell asleep.

Want to see more photos from the weekend? Check out our Flickr album!