30.04.2009 22 °C
After my day in Tübingen, I had to get ready for a night out with my colleague, Wolfgang and his friends. He asked me Friday night if I would be interested in joining him and some people Saturday night enjoying the game, Kegel. Now, I had never heard of Kegel but I was sure interested in going out and having a good time so I said yes to that quick and jumped on that bandwagon.
Wollie (nickname) came at exactly 5:45pm and off we were to Eglosheim. I have to say that he is a really sweet man. He reminds me of Tobias, with a wonderful disposition and kind heart. Something I find hard to capture in people these days.
After arriving at the club, we went downstairs to some small room where the Kegel alleys were awaiting. I had never played or heard of this game before but I was intrigued and interested.
Don't ask me to explain how it is played as there are several different games to go through and half the time I just followed what they were doing because Wollie tried to explain to me what the game was but half was in German, half in English and most of the time I spent looking at his lips trying to understand what he was saying.
In the end, it was great fun and I enjoyed myself emmensly. Good people and good, clean fun.
<- my first drink of the night
During the game, we had to drink a spirit for some reason.
I have to tell you, I was gagging once again.
This was even worst than Stuttgarter beer and that shit is just vile! I did manage to swig back the spirit in the name of fun as it is customary at all games. I did mention before in this blog that Germans love a good drink right?
After the game it was time to eat. We tried to eat at the club but the wait for food was over an hour due to some sort of party arriving with 20 or more people. It was no problem as this small town had a few other cute restaurants within walking distance of the Kegel center.
Pics on the walk
W settled on Greek food that night. Of course the meal started off the ouzo. Once again, it left a hot hole in my chest as it made its way down. Then it was onto the main meal. I had lamb with big white beans. Yum! The meal was completed with more drink, this time schnapps. That shit was fantastic.
After chatting, laughing and closing down the restaurant, we called it a night. Wollie brought me home and drove through a different section of Kornwestheim, a part I didn't know existed. A part that was actually open after 6pm! Most of the town where I live is locked off at 6 so to see cafes, stores and bars open after 1am was refreshing and inspiring. Hopefully I will make it to this section of town for a look see one of these days.
At the hotel, I quickly crashed as I was exhausted after my stressful week and packed day. But, I was up early the next day to explore Residenzschloss in Ludwigsburg, better know as the Swabian Versailles.