Friday, April 24, 2009

one last time

I spent last Saturday in Heidelberg, another adorable town in driving distance from Strasbourg, for probably my final visit to Allemagne.

One of the special sights was the ruins of this castle, a mix of Gothic and Renaissance, that was first constructed in the 14th century.

The weather was definitely not in our favor but it did give the town a magical, dreamlike feel to look on the bright side :).

After a thorough tour we were all very ready for lunch.

I began with a small beer and Hungarian Goulash soup. I know, I know, not German but I couldn't resist, I have such fond memories of Hungary.

Then I had a salad served alongside potato cakes, tomatoes, and mozzarella.

The rest of my friends enjoyed the authentic German fare.

Afterwards we explored the old town a bit, I, of course, took special notice of the Fruit & Vegetable Market.

Along our way we made friends with a group of Germans who invited us to wine and dine with them as an afternoon snack.
My friend and I both purchased a glass of wine and joined them at the table to try the olive bread, salami, and cheese, they had just purchased from the vendors in the market.

Finally, at around 5 pm, we bought coffee to go and boarded the bus back to France. It was really such a nice day. Now, about that "probably the final visit" bit... I may cross the border once more tonight to go to a German disco... we'll see :).
As a closing, I'd like to remind you all to please keep Jenna in your thoughts and prayers today. Life is such a delicate and precious thing, we must never forget to appreciate and honor it. Take care. God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor crying, nether shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. -Revelation 21:4

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