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2011/301: Cannstatter Volksfest

Oh, how I miss it!
Some of you may know that I grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. Bad Cannstatt, to be exact, which is a suburb of Stuttgart. 
The Volksfest is a big carnival (October Fest), starting in late September and ending in mid October, lasting for three weeks.
It was something we looked forward to, and we met our friends there after school several times in those three weeks. We had son much fun! Admission is free, and you only pay for the rides you want to go on.
This year, my best friend sent me a little surprise in the mail… a gingerbread heart from the Cannstatter Volksfest. I thought about saving it, but then decided to eat it 🙂

(Here’s a little more about the Volksfest history if anyone is interested)

I think those yellow globs with the white globs at the top of the heart are supposed to be beer glasses.

7 responses

  1. What a thoughtful friend! Adorable cookie! I bet it tasted good!

    28. October, 2011 at 07:21

    • It was OK…. the sugar made it taste better than it would have plain. LOL

      28. October, 2011 at 08:56

  2. doreen3boys

    what a pleasant surprise to transport you instantly back to childhood, now that’s a bestie 🙂

    28. October, 2011 at 07:31

  3. Smell and taste are great memory triggers. I would not have saved it either. In fact, I never would have thought to. 🙂

    28. October, 2011 at 10:19

  4. I’ve never been to Germany, but my great grandparents came from there. Both my GGM and grandmother made ginger cookies every holiday… I miss them and the cookies!

    28. October, 2011 at 23:32

  5. I had no idea you grew up in Germany! Were you born there? What a thoughtful friend, the heart looks wonderful! 🙂

    29. October, 2011 at 19:15

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