Saturday, September 20, 2008

Our First Guests

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.


linda said...

Have a wonderful time together. This is a very special experience for all of you. I cannot wait to hear all about your visit to the Mosel Valley and Baden Baden. More pic please.

JaySeaAre said...

Yea! Glad they made it. Judging from the photo, you've got some good food to eat.

AJM, had a great ride at Ft.Custer on Thursday. The Red loop is longer than ever at 8.75 miles. I bought two bikes in September (so far).

Jax, You would have had a wet commute in K-zoo as we had much flooding of the streets two weeks ago just south of the hospital. I'll send photos showing parts of Crosstown, Burdick and Park Streets underwater . . . for 8 days. - Jim