On Tuesday, Mom stayed home. After breakfast, we went with her to Lidl supermarket which was near St. Marien Church.
|A huge can of beer!|
But as we were getting out of the car, we noticed a man parking his vehicle in one of those special spaces. As we looked, the man just smiled as if he was embarrassed and laughing himself at being caught. He still parked in the women’s parking space though.
As we walked around, we took pictures…like these:
|One of, if not the, leading jewelry shops in Germany|
|I like the name...makes you think you're in Spain =)|
|With Mom by a lamppost|
|Outside the Grillo Theater|
|A man on the street playing an accordian|
|So many fresh plants and colourful flowers!|
|A fruit stand|
|On this post hangs the badges of different towns in Essen (I think)|
|Super like the window display =)|
A mass had just ended so the lights had been turned off when we went in, making it a bit dim, but it did give us a chance to take pictures of the awesome things we saw:
|Entombment of Christ|
We tried taking pictures of the Golden Madonna, but we weren't able to get a good shot. Here's what it looks like just to give you an idea of what we saw
Finally, we went to Essen’s biggest mall, the Limbecker Platz, and again, we took a few pictures.
This photo shows all kinds of chocolate bars that are packaged for all sorts of celebrations. It had a revolving track where there were little containers of chocolate bits that you could sample and taste.
|Can you see Hubby's hand getting a sample?|
|for Mother's Day|
After lunch, Mom baked bread. By the time it was almost ready to take out of the oven, Hubby and I couldn’t help sniffing the air from time to time. It smelled so delicious!
|More dandelion seeds|
|Dad and Mom holding hands while walking. Ang sweet nila 'no?|
However, the most memorable thing we came across at the Park was a rock, or rather a group of tall rocks
While we were taking pictures, a lady saw us and recognized Mom and Dad. I think she was one of the trainers there or something. She asked if we wanted to climb the wall, but we chickened out. Plus, we weren’t wearing the proper shoes. If I had known earlier that we would be given the chance, I’d have prepared for it. Here's a shot of Dad trying to climb it on his own. Of course, since he didn't have the gear, he didn't manage to get up that much.
That night after dinner, Michaela came over to practice with dad for the wedding for their Father-Daughter dance. Once they perfected the waltz, Dad invited me to dance. I was hesitant because for one thing, I didn’t know how; and the second reason was because I knew I was going to get emotional…mainly because I never got the chance to dance with Papa on my wedding day. In the beginning, I just concentrated on our feet and following the steps he would tell me
|See my face scrunching up?|