I have been a bit neglectful of the blog this week, so I'm sorry for those of you who have checked and been disappointed. BUT, it is with good reason. In the first part of the week, I cleaned, shopped and cooked in preparation for the arrival of my parents on Thursday morning. They had a relatively smooth journey and are recovering quite well from their jet lag.
This is their first trip to Europe and we have had a great few days so far! We showed them around our little town, visited a few old churches, treated them to an authentic German meal and ventured to Sonderborg, Denmark (where we finally found brown sugar!). Dad and Aaron also went for a long bike ride there as part of their annual fall tradition. Tomorrow we will meet our German tutor and her family for the traditional afternoon Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) at a restaurant by the Baltic sea. On Wednesday, we will head south to the Mosel River valley and then to Baden-Baden, so more on those adventures later.