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Flashback: Haleakala Sunrise & Bike Tour

Now that Facebook has just about killed off Throwback Thursday (aka #tbt) by encouraging us to repost memories any day of the week, we’ve decided to simply go with the flow. 

A year ago yesterday, the #SeattleBundas went to the top of the Haleakala volcano in Mau’i, Hawaii. As cool as that experience was in and of itself, it was the coming back down part that made this a memory of a lifetime. 

Check out this vid and let us know what you think!

K’s European Food Education🍴

So, today I am going to blog about foods we have had through our Europe trip! First, I’m going tell you what I thought that country’s food was, then I’ll tell you what it actually was.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ΄πŸ˜‹

I’m going to start off with Germany, the first country we went to.πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺBefore I came to Germany, I thought German food was all bratwurst and schnitzel. I didn’t even know what a frankfurter was until I heard we were going to be landing in Frankfurt.πŸ˜‚ And to be honest, I had no idea what a schnitzel was either, It just sounded German-ish. Until I actually went to Germany. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

When we got to Germany, the first meal we had was in a German pub.🍻 I ordered a schnitzel, Dad ordered shweinshaxe (pork knuckle)🐷, Mom ordered a schnitzel with mushroom sauceπŸ„, and Trey ordered a frankfurter with lentil soup. It turns out, a frankfurter is basically a german hot dog. And a schnitzel is sliced, breaded, and fried meat☺️. I had potato wedges with my shnitzel and they were good, but the shnitzel was amazing!  

My schnitzel!πŸ˜„

The next country we visited was France, which I knew a little bit more about than some of the other countries we visited.πŸ‡«πŸ‡·
Before we went to France, I thought French food was all croissants, baguettes, crepes, escargot, and macaroons. And mostly, that’s what it was! ☺️ 

We stopped to get some baguettes on the way down from the Eiffel tower and ate them on the grass. They were yummy, but nowhere near as good as the jambon (ham and cheese) baguettes we got on our first full day in paris!😜 

Baguettes in front of the Eiffel TowerπŸ˜‹
 
We took an awesome walking tour of Paris but unfortunately, it was rainy and cold.πŸ’¦We got some yummy crepes to warm us up!
Warm, toasty crepes on a rainy dayβ˜”οΈ
 
On one of our last nights in Paris, We found a little resturaunt in the heart of the city and ordered some escargo!🐌 I wasn’t super excited to eat snail, but I was willing to try. I actually thought I might like it, because it smelled okay and you could eat it with bread and cooked veggies. When I tried it, it was worse than I thought it would be! It was sort of like a mushroom, (I don’t like mushrooms either!) only it was saltier (and yuckier!).
  
Escargot!🐌
 
Then, we went to England. Before I came to England I thought all English people had Fish and Chips all day, every day. Plus some tea, and a bit of bubble and squeak (stir-fried veggies) for breakfast. Until I went to England. My theory about fish and chips was sort of correct, people did have a lot of it, but they didn’t have it all day, every day, just alot.🐟🍟 My tea theory was also only sort of true. Did you know that The U.K. Is as much a coffee country as it is a tea country?β˜•οΈ 

Coffe in the crypts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields near Trafalgar Square…β˜•οΈ

  
Poppies fish and chips that we got in London. Yum!🐟🍟 They were so good! Especially with tartar sauce.πŸ˜‰
 

The last country’s food that I’m going to talk about is Italy. Before I came to Italy, I thought Italian food was pizza, pasta, wine,🍷 tiramisu, and gelato!!!πŸ¦πŸ˜„ 

One of the first Italian Queens, Queen Margherita, ate so much of this type of pizza they named it after her. It is also why the Italian Flag is red, white, and green. Red is tomato sauce, white is mozzarella cheese, and green is the basil topping. I can understand why the Queen ate so much of that pizza, it’s delicious!

Margherita pizza!πŸ•
  

Handmade pasta!🍝 Some of the best I’ve had in my life. Perfectly cooked and yummily made.☺️
Tiramisu in Italy is the best! πŸ˜› So yummy!

I think I’ve had Gelato almost every single day in Italy so far. It’s amazing! πŸ˜›πŸ˜‹πŸ¦
 
And that is basically all I have had so far in ItalyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But there are a couple other things that I had no idea about that are very Italian. For example, bruschetta! Bruschetta is lightly salted bread with olive oil and tomatoes on top! It’s soooo gooood…

Anyway, that’s all for now!

✌️ β­•οΈβ›Žβž• (aka peace out)

~Kamaile