Austria, Lake House, My life

summer weekends

August 12, 2012

Another weekend has come to a close and I have to say it’s been one of the best, most relaxing and fun weekends I’ve had all summer. It’s always a pain to drive home from Munich right after work, especially since it feels like half of the German population is on the road stuck in traffic with you. But once I’m home all is forgotten and my mom is ready to spoil me for the next couple of days.

On Friday I came home to a wonderful selection of garden vegetables. While we waited for my dad to come home I had leftover tomato soup.

Most of the vegetables on the platter were from our garden. The mushrooms were collected by a family friend and my mom simply sauteed and seasoned them with parsley. The beans were the best part if you ask me.

Fresh. Organic. Local. Delicious.

Saturday was another great day. One of my best friends and I had plans to meet up at night and since it was too cool to go down to the like my dad and I decided to do our usual 50km bicycle tour around the lake. We finished in 1:39 hours, my new personal record 🙂

At home I treated myself to a post-workout snack, cake batter (a cake recipe coming your way soon!) while Sunny enjoyed an afternoon snack herself. Do you see the family resemblance?

After a wonderful dinner with a great view over the lake Nina and I headed over to the next lake located about 20 minutes away where we met up with some of her university friends to watch a spectacular firework show set up right by the lake.

Although I’ve seen my fair share of New Year’s fireworks this was one of the most impressive fireworks I’ve ever seen. The 20 minutes flew by in a flash! Unfortunately though capturing the colorful beauty of fireworks is extremely hard. This is the best I could do.

Since we went to bed later than my old-self is used to we slept in this morning, had a leisurely breakfast, a barbeque lunch and spent the afternoon down by the lake soaking up the sun. The weekend could not have been better. Can’t wait for next week though. I have 3 days off of work which I intend to spend by the lake and with my two best friends. That’s what summers are for, right?

Enjoy the last couple of hours of your weekend 🙂

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  • Reply Bec August 13, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! Summer is absolutely the best time of year. It’s great that you still get to go see your parents over summer. The pictures of the lake are stunning – you are so lucky to wake up to that view on weekends. And I just love garden fresh vegetables. Nothing can beat that.

  • Reply Doris @ vanillacocoberry August 14, 2012 at 6:32 am

    hihi das picture mit dem mixbesen (wie heisst das?) 😀 yummyyy

  • Reply Doris @ vanillacocoberry August 14, 2012 at 6:33 am

    waitttt.. was is des für ein see??

    • Reply Antonia August 14, 2012 at 6:52 am

      Das lichterfest war am traunsee aber unser Haus ( das letzte Bild) ist am Attersee

  • Reply WIAW: august favorites. August 15, 2012 at 4:03 am

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