Both our coffee machines at work gave out this month so we HAD to go buy another machine. Corinnea and I decided on a whim to go downtown today after we picked up Ethan from kindergarten. We got downtown and the street the parking lot is on was blocked by firetrucks. After we parked somwhere else we came up to the street and found this!
I couldn't believe that we walked right into the Stuttgart Fasching Parade! I've never even seen one and we found ourselves at the beginning of the parade on a perfect street corner. And then who should come along in a horse drawn carriage? The Garrison Commander and Command Sergeant Major! I don't know if they recognized us, but they did throw us extra candy! When I get the pictures from Corinnea's camera I'll update the slide show. But it's really just more of the same... witches and goblins and marching bands! :) For those of you who don't know, Fasching is the German version of Mardi Gras. In this area the history of the event is more like Halloween than the Catholic version of Mardi Gras. The theme is driving out the evil spirits of winter. But it's still about indulging before Lent, which of course starts tomorrow.