October 27, 2003

Volksmarching

Volksmarching (literally people's walk) is a popular German pastime where folks take a stroll through the scenic countryside. The routes are marked, and there are checkpoints along the way where you get your route card stamped. At the end you get a trinket of some sort (pin or patch or similar item) and your milage and event cards get updated so you have a record of how many you've done and how far you've walked. It's a nice way to spend a day.

If you want information about volksmarching in your area, do a Google search. They've pretty much spread worldwide, and you can probably find one reasonably local to you.

The German word for large is 'gross'.

Professor Hall talks a little bit about the motorcyclists version called an Iron Butt Rally, and the troubles you can have on the road.

So what do all these tidbits of information have in common? Keep reading... Two American ladies are visiting Germany on vacation and decide to go on a volksmarch. As they're walking along they happen upon a German gentleman relieving himself against a tree.

One of the girls says "Ewww, gross!"

The gentleman smiles and says "Danke."

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1 When I was stationed in Germany, it took me a few weeks to figure out how you could eat fried food everyday, wash it down with liters of beer, and still stay reasonably fit.

It is because their national sport is "walking".

Posted by: Blackfive at October 27, 2003 05:09 PM (eKUsD)

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