The Deal Mommy

Eis Capades

Be careful what you wish for.

Be careful what you wish for.

Just a quick post today about what happens when you get too cocky. I consider myself a language natural, picking up phrases easily when I travel, but German has evaded my reach. I had to stretch in the Bavarian Alps, when an unexpected road closure on the way to Berchtesgarten caused us to stop in a tiny Gasthaus that only had German menus.

After three weeks in Europe, I start to get cranky about a few things, the biggest of them being ICE in my sodas. I know it’s totally petty, but I just don’t like warm soda, and being solo with the Deal Kids beer was out of the question until we got back to the Schloss. I ordered a large bottle of vasse mit gas then ordered a seperate glass of eis.

The waiter gave me a quizzical look then showed me the menu where eis was priced at 2.50 Euro. I thought “well, that’s expensive for ice, but it must be a bucket for the table”, and I said “OK”.

Ten minutes later, look above and see what arrived.

Lesson learned: Life is short. Eat dessert first!

4 thoughts on “Eis Capades

  1. Becky @ New Girl in the Air

    Seems like a good problem to have!

    Reminds me of the time I was traveling with my mother and her language mix-up meant at the end of the meal she asked for the menu instead of the bill. We also got a funny look from the waiter, especially considering we had already finished 3 courses.

    Stories like this are part of what makes travel fun!

  2. April

    If you get the chance before you leave, order “spaghetti eis.” It’s vanilla ice cream pushed through an extruder, topped with strawberry sauce and flecks of white chocolate. Deal kids will get a kick out of it for sure. 🙂

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