July 17, 2009 at 5:53 PM 5 comments

Yesterday, I posted a status on Facebook that I didn’t intend to get much feedback on. Little did I know, food versus biking race is a hot topic!

My status: “you know you’ve lived in Europe too long when you can’t decide between going to see the Tour de France or to eat at Chili’s (at the only German location an hour away) on Saturday.”

Out of the 16 or so comments that we’re mine, I picked out a few of my favorites to share with you:

Regarde le Tour de France à la télé avec ton menu Chili. (Watch the Tour on TV while eating at Chili’s.)

Tour de France is great, but all of you who voted for it have underestimated a dinner at chili’s– it’s hard to outrank a dinner that reminds you of home so much (there’s only so much bratwurst you can eat)

go to the tour and throw branches into the spokes of a Frenchmen.

Chili’s hands down…bike race? Not so exciting

In the end, we decided to go to Chili’s. Reasons?

1 – When you live this far from home, sometimes you just want to feel like you’re somewhere normal back home.

2 – We both want margaritas and queso.

3 – The Tour is a 2.5 hour drive each way from where we live. We’d meet at the starting point for the day (Colmar) and everyone would pass quickly, which means 5ish hours of driving for >1 hour of Le Tour viewing. Not worth it. We’ll try to plan better next year and make it out there.

4 – It’s supposed to rain all weekend. Yuck. That’s a vote for not even leaving our apartment!

– Sarah


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. purejoy  |  July 17, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    i vote for watching the tour while sipping a margarita. i think it’s a “duh!”
    but i think it’s equally cool that you could even have that kind of a dilemma. . . hmmmm, honey, do you want to go to see lance kick butt today or go have chicken fajitas and an el presidente? decisions, decisions!!

    • 2. osarah  |  July 20, 2009 at 10:44 AM

      Yeah, we ended up having a very nice date night at Chili’s. I’m glad we didn’t go – we had a far more relaxing and calm weekend this way!

  • 3. Veronica  |  July 19, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    good move! i would have gone to chili’s too if i were in your shoes 🙂 christine told me how they hung out w/ y’all in Germany. I’m so jealous; if only it weren’t so expensive to go, we would go visit in a heartbeat!!

    • 4. osarah  |  July 20, 2009 at 10:45 AM

      Yay! I’m glad you agree too 🙂

      It was great hanging out with Eric & Christine. We wish you guys could visit as well, but we definitely understand the cost. We might only be able to make it home 1 or 2 more times before we move back. That’s a scary thought for me!

  • 5. hannah  |  July 21, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    i would have gone to chili’s too!


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