04 August, 2010

Fruit Salad for 100 Dollars

We've arrived yesterday to Karlsruhe, where our son will be attending university come this fall. Couldn't have picked a better day to arrive at the city he will be living in for the next few years. The sky was blue, the temperatures mild, and the general feeling of lightness to our hearts.

When we came to the hotel where we had made our (online) reservation, the first thing we saw was a sign at the side of their door saying,
"Fruit Salad for 100 Dollar*"
All three of us took a double take! Then we looked at the footnote in small print,
"Price includes overnight accomondations for 3 persons and breakfast buffet with as much fruit salad as your hearts desire."
Hope you are all having as much fun as we are.

What a delightful marketing scheme; we liked the place even before we entered the door just because the owners possessed a good sense of humour.


  1. Sounds delightful to me. I'll look up the city on Google to see where you are. :) Congratulations mom, for getting one child in college.

  2. Put a smile on my face. Love the sign.
    Best wishes sent to your son. Also to mom and dad!!
    I have a granddaughter who just graduated and is working in New York, another at music camp in California and a grandson who will be in (my mind went blank)
    next to the Netherlands for a term this fall.
    Exciting and then the two little girls - wonder which way the world will take them :)

  3. Maggie, don't know who is happier son or mum when it comes to graduation. It is wonderful to know he is on his way to living a life of his choice and not of our expectations.

    One Woman's Journey, thank you for your well wishes. Your grandchildren seem to be living as diverse and interesting lives as your children have/do. Your two youngest have some time to go, but all the more exciting opportunities.

  4. Sounds like my kind of place - lots of humour and delight!

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