2012/07 – ANS, Test Drive, Fresh Mint, China ER

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Good Cigars


July 2012

After test driving my new set of wheels with my wife that sunny morning through the beautiful wine region of the Weinstrasse, I made the mistake of driving it through a
spectacular, unknown, dangerous, very narrow & curvy hill road, appropriately
named Totenkopf road, feared for the many dead motorcyclists over the years.

We survived it, and thought we should have lunch and recover from the experience.

Afraid of going back that road to the wine region, we continued through the poor and quite
depressing Pfälzer Wald and found no better place to eat lunch than a run-down
Gasthof in the, again, appropriately named, one-horse village of Frankenstein.

We should have left the inn hungry and kept our health, but it was late, we were hungry,
we did not pay attention and paid dearly for it later …

That evening we had our pharmacy cigar meeting and Hans refined the art of the Mint
Julep with brown sugar, fresh mint and good bourbons.

Cigars were excellent and we tried the new Bolivar Distinguidos China ER from the jar. A
great cigar that impressed us.

Both the Santos Laguito Nr 2 and the Cueto I had were also exceptional.

But somehow I didn’t feel well ( neither had my wife all afternoon and evening ) and it was
getting worse, so I decided to leave the pharmacy early, fortunately along with Bernhard, and all I remember is him waking me and lifting me up from the pavement where I had deposited my greasy rotten lunch ….

I immediately felt OK after the brutal emptying of my stomach and a cup of tea at
home brought me back to the living, but it sure wasn’t a nice ending to a great day.

No more Frankenstein for us !



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Maikammer / Weinstrasse
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Headed for the hills
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On the other side
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Depressing region
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Hans at work


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Fresh mint
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Still feeling well
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Danke Hans
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Frankenstein re-visited


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Prost 2
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Minty Moon
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Still keeping pace with Bernhard
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