Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hello from Germany!

Hello, Dear Readers, and greetings from the beautiful city of Reutlingen, Germany! Just a quick note to say:

1. We arrived safely and are being well cared-for by Agnes's cousin Anni and her husband Volker.

2. Up 'til yesterday evening it was beastly hot and humid. Yesterday while we were out visiting the Roemisches Freilichtmuseum (Roman Open-Air Museum, see #3 below), it was 37 degrees celsius. When I got up this morning it was 11 degrees celsius and pouring rain. It is now (about 2:15 PM as I write) only up to 14 degrees. Tomorrow should be hot again. Sigh.

3. Yesterday we visited the Roemisches Freilichtmuseum in the town of Stein. It's a reconstruction of a first-century Roman town that once stood on the site, and is utterly fascinating. I have lots of pictures and will post some later, when I can use my own computer (long story).

4. We'll be here in Reutlingen until Monday, when we leave by train for Singen to visit Agnes's parents. I'll probably be able to post more regularly once we get there and are in a hotel with Wi-Fi service.

Hope everyone is well. All our friends on the East Coast, good luck with Hurricane Irene. Keep your heads down and your guard up.

Have a good day. More thoughts later.



Mike said...

The timing on hurricane avoidance couldn't have been better.

Amanda said...

Wow! The climate there sounds like its having violent mood swings.

Enjoy the holiday!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I'm with Mike! Kudos on missing out on the Storm!