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Spring Weather and Schloss Pillnitz

March 10, 2015

Spring weather has come to Dresden!    Last weekend the temperatures were in the mid 50’s, and the sun was out.   We decided a low key weekend would be a good idea, since we’re both recovering from runny noses and itchy throats. Following a recommendation from my office mate, we went to Schloss Pillnitz on saturday morning (translation: Pillnitz Palace/Castle).  Schloss Pillnitz is about 10 miles away from Dresden, east along the Elbe river.  By public transport, it takes about an hour to get there.  Even the ride there on the tram and bus was actually quite pleasant though – we got to see some really pretty parts of Dresden that hadn’t visited yet.  When we got there, we spent about 1 1/2 hours wandering around, enjoying the mild weather, the sun, the spring flowers, and the quiet.    We crossed the Elbe on a ferry on the way home, before stopping for the first time to check out a little latin american market called El Mercadito.  They only sell about 20 different products, but we were able to obtain masa, corn tortillas, hominy, and canned green chiles, which we used to make an epic mexican dinner on Sunday.    Red sauce with enchiladas, posole, avocado salad, salsa, guac, bean dip, and margaritas (all accompanied by cuban music) made us feel almost like we were back in LA for the evening 🙂

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