Sunday, May 29, 2011

Field Trip Fail: Vianden

First of all, I do apologize for not being around here the past two weeks. I had at least four posts in mind (I know--wow!), but unfortunate circumstances (I hate unfortunate circumstances!) kept me from posting anything at all. The Husband had a nasty virus, and then his back went out, and I have been playing nursemaid in a serious way for the past week and a half. He's getting better, but it's slow going. Very slow.

The day before he came home sick, he'd decided to take a day off, and he and I took off in his Mini Cooper for a late-morning journey to Vianden, Luxembourg, an adorable town just over half an hour from our house. We had no purpose in mind for this visit (his third and my fifth, I think)--just a walk through town, some photo ops, good views of the famous reconstructed castle (not pictured--ahem), and some lunch.

It was a beautiful day, sunny but not too hot. Perfect short-sleeves weather, really. And as you might ascertain from what I've said so far, the town is pretty darned photogenic.

So I know what you're thinking as you read this. "Is that all? Where are the rest of the photos--the GOOD ones?" I hear you asking. Normally I do a bit better than this, right? 

I am sorry to say that after something like five years, apparently I still cannot properly operate a Nikon D80. I expect it to take perfect, postcard-worthy pics every time, but occasionally, it fails me (or more likely, I fail it). Either way, almost every photo I took that day was quite literally a wash-out. I thought I'd be sneaky and post some photos I took in the town last August, but alas, I can't find them anywhere (lame).

Evidently sometimes this is the best a gal photographer-poseur can do:

I know--sad. And hey--I'll be back with another Fail story soon; I've got plenty of 'em!

**In other (non-fail) news, the editors at Circle of Moms kindly nominated Fairytale Hausfrau for inclusion in their upcoming list of the 25 Best Expat Mom Blogs. I appreciate the shout-out, lots! Now, if you like FH and would be so kind, you can hop over to the Circle of Moms link in my left sidebar at the top, then when you're there, scroll down and clicky-click on the "thumbs-up" to vote for my blog. I doubt I'll make the cut, but at least you can help keep me from looking so pitiful! And--you can vote every day until June 6, if you're so ridiculously inclined. Thanks bunches for your charity--mwah!


Pomona said...

Never mind about the photos - as long as you had a good day!

Pomona x

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

lmao - the one of the fence and doggie sign is pure gold.

ah well, as Pomona said, the day you had is all that really matters. And you live so close to such a lovely city! lovely. we still haven't made it there yet. planned for next year.

vmichelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your recent "life disturbances" - I hope everyone in your family is doing better. As for "field-trip fail", I find myself often wishing I would make an effort and use a camera and document my life more often. I can relate! But you do a great job.

Relyn said...

It seems like it's just been a LOOOOONG May all the way around. I have been gone for ages, too. Just too much going on. I hope things settle down for you and that you have a delightful summer.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Just found you via Top 25 Expat Mom Blogs :) I have never been to Luxembourg but would love to go one day. Glad everyone is feeling better :) XOL (expat in England)

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