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Polish Pottery Shopping....again

16 October 2010

overcast 50 °F

polish pottery

polish pottery


Only truly dedicated shoppers can stand a polish pottery shopping trip. We left the house at 1000 on Friday night to arrive in Graf at 1230. The bus picked us up and we drove all night to arrive at our first shop at 0530 Saturday morning.
polish pottery shops

polish pottery shops


Curt and I were going this time just to get a "few more things" that we didn't get on our last visit. These were famous last words. After the first few shops we were warmed up and totally forgot the "few more things" mantra.
Curt happy about buying pottery

Curt happy about buying pottery


We got more plates to go with what we had before, teapot, and a set of appetizer/dip plates with hot chili peppers on them. These will be perfect for when we are back in Texas!
pottery with the girls

pottery with the girls


Jen Warren and Audrey Hensley (the wives of two of the medics) went with us and made the trip even more fun. They are really fun girls and had not been to pottery before. They weren't as crazy about it as we were but they did find a few things to purchase.
Jen buying pottery

Jen buying pottery


We had lunch at a place that used to be a hang out for hitler. His name is still etched in the wall outside the door.
polish food

polish food


I had perogis with cheese and potatos and Curt had this bread bowl with stew that had beef, plums, sourkraut and potatos.
Europeans love michael jackson

Europeans love michael jackson


After lunch we had a few more shopping stops before heading home. Even in Poland Michael Jackson is popular!

Posted by ErinDriver 09:07 Archived in Poland Comments (0)

Polish Pottery....for serious shoppers only!

16 May 2009

rain 55 °F

Polish Pottery tours here are for serious and dedicated shoppers only! One of our friends found a tour thru the Grafenwohr MWR so at 9:30 on Friday night we left our house and drove to meet the bus. After loading pillows, blankets and snacks we fell asleep and the bus driver took us into Poland. By 5:00 am on Saturday we were at our first store.
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The selection is amazing and its hard to figure out what to buy and what not. That's why I wore this expression a lot. They have everything from cups for dipping sauce to a huge turkey roaster for thansgiving. Prices are cheap and the stores take Euro, dollar, polish money and credit cards. The stores have boxes and wrap your stuff right there. All you have to do is write your name on the box and throw in the storage area below the bus.
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Curt and I seemed to get a lot in this pattern but we didn't stick solely to this.
For lunch at 1130 we headed to a Polish restaurant. The outside had Hitler carved into the wall because it used to be one of his summer or resting places.
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It had great food. Curt and I shared some perogies and a chicken filet breaded with eggs and corn flakes.
Even though we hardly slept the night before and just ate we all headed to another shop and had one last effort to find that perfect pottery before heading back to Germany. The day was a blast and our kitchen cabinets are now filled with polish pottery.

Posted by ErinDriver 07:16 Archived in Poland Tagged living_abroad Comments (0)

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