Saturday, January 08, 2005

A glimpse of spring! 

Well, after a terribly gloomy week we had the most beautiful weather today. It is now almost 50 degrees outside, and the sun has been shining all day. We have had peeks of sunshine through December, but nothing like this. We took advantage of the good weather and went to Playmobil Park, and had a really nice time. It was a good way to spend some time outdoors, and then Jacob had a great time with all the toys inside. After we left there we drove over near Nuernberg, where at one time there was a really big American Military Base (Darby Kaserne). All of the property has since been given back to the Germans, and they are changing it all over into apartments and office parks. It was an enormous area, and even with "make-overs" the military housing units still look the same, only in flashier colors. We had lunch in a Pizza Hut that has been there since the Americans were there, and finally drove through the countryside to get back home. We plan to get out one more time this afternoon for a walk, although the sun goes down before 5pm here. We don't want to waste any of that sunshine. It was a great reminder that spring is really not too far away!

We have a trip to Disneyland Paris planned for next weekend. Although it will probably be pretty cold, it shouldn't be too crowded. So we can take our time and enjoy the park without fighting through the crowds that show up in the summertime. We haven't heard a whole lot of good things about it, but decided to see for ourselves. And Jacob is going to think it is the greatest thing ever anyway, he's pretty easy to impress when it comes to those sort of things. He's just excited to be going on a trip and staying in a hotel -- like I said, easy to please.

That's really about all that is going on here, a little limited in recreation when it is 30 degrees and windy outside. If we aren't doing anything, I don't really have anything to blog. Things should start getting busier, all of our playgroups are starting again, and hopefully Jacob will be heading off to German kindergarten in the next month. That should be interesting for sure!

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