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Germany [Aug. 13th, 2006|04:40 am]
Zoethe
[Current Mood |bouncyWow!!!]

We are now staying in a lovely German farmhouse.

Wow. Wow wow wow.

wolflady26 and her husband, Wolfgang, picked us up after a mercifully uneventful flight yesterday* and immediately took us into Regensburg, a spectacular Bavarian town along the Danube. I was embarrassed by my lack of knowledge about the town - it was, after al, the seat of the Roman Empire in Germania. Bits of Roman columns with celtic knots are visible in the crypt of one of the churches.

Churches. Oh my, the churches. We spent much of the afteron church-hopping through breathtaking churches, moving from Baroque to Gothic to Rococo and back again. We spent much of the day staring at ceilings and gasping in awe.

I am amused, however, that our first German meal was actually Indian, because of the time we arrived, and our first drink was in a bar that is a bit of a medeival reenactment that is actually located in a medieval building.

Our hosts have been delightful, and we are having a great time. We slept under deep eiderdown quilts last night. Now we're off to take a six-mile hike to an1100-year-old monastary and brewery. Let me say once more, WOW.


*"uneventful" meaning that we only had to get to the airport 3 hours before the flight and stand in queues for a significant fraction of forever and then endure the screams of a dozen hungry, bored, sleepy babies who'd been deprived of snacks, toys, and favorite cuddlies. But we were only half and hour late landing, so I have no real complaints.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-08-13 10:21 am (UTC)
First!
You didn't even notice that you said "queues" instead of "lines"! You have turned "British"!

I'm so glad your airport experience was within the realm of "tedious and uneventful" and that you've arrived safe at your next stop. Enjoy!
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[User Picture]From: scarletdemon
2006-08-13 01:47 pm (UTC)
You didn't even notice that you said "queues" instead of "lines"! You have turned "British"!

HAHAHA! Brilliant!

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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2006-08-13 10:56 pm (UTC)
I have to report, I don't notice any British accent whatsoever. But they do say "brilliant" a lot, and totally unconsciously.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2006-08-14 07:26 pm (UTC)
No, that was totally on purpose.
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2006-08-13 11:27 am (UTC)
It's good to see a post from you. I've been thinking about you guys with all this airport bruhaha. Stay safe and have fun. When do you come home?
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[User Picture]From: nuala
2006-08-13 12:47 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! Glad you arrived safely without too many airport probs. It was fantastic having you guys here! Have fun in Germany! :D
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[User Picture]From: susitna
2006-08-13 02:18 pm (UTC)
Umm, you have to call me when I'm not at work, dahling. I'm free all day. Do it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-15 08:07 pm (UTC)
I will as soon as we leave.
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[User Picture]From: katspaw156
2006-08-14 05:55 pm (UTC)

Hugs

Love at you both from far way. See you soon
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2006-08-14 07:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Hugs

Did Eric get the picture I sent him?
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[User Picture]From: katspaw156
2006-08-15 05:54 am (UTC)

Re: Hugs

Don't know, if he did he didn't pass it on to me
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-15 07:08 am (UTC)

Re: Hugs

We kep telling stories that begin with, "our friends Kat and Eric...." Miss you guys!
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[User Picture]From: dream_labyrinth
2006-08-16 09:18 am (UTC)
The last time Sandra and Wolfgang tried to show the monastery to me, it was raining like crazy. Sounds like even the weather is bound to make this a great trip for you.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-16 09:30 am (UTC)
It rained while we were there, but only intermittently. The weather has been, on the whol, great.
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