Saturday, June 23, 2007


This past week my brother and his girlfriend came to visit for about 4 days, it was so great to have them here. Jacob and I picked them up at the Munich train station Monday evening, and then we made the drive back to Wolframs-Eschenbach. Jacob was very excited to see his uncle again, and couldn't stop talking the whole way home. We had a really nice time together, and have some stories to tell for the next few years. I was able to take them to Ansbach, Rothenburg and Heidelberg, as well as here in Wolframs as well.

I think they really enjoyed Rothenburg, since it is what people think of when they think of quaint german towns. While there, we walked about 1/2 way along the city walls (Jacob's suggestion),and then worked our way back towards the car along the streets. Went in lots of shops and admired all the half-timbered houses, and dodged Japanese tourists. Here is a nice picture of the three of them, just after we came down the wall.

They were also invited to come to the dress rehearsal for the summerfest at Jacob's school, since they were leaving the day before. It was such a nice thing for his school to do! They invite the senior home to come too, and we were able to watch as well. While doing the welcome the headmistress gave a special welcome to the American guests, and all eyes turned to us. Guess it was obvious who the Americans were, as usual! It was almost like we were visiting dignitaries, very welcoming. It was a cute show, and Jacob was thrilled to have them both there to watch it.

The day before they left we went Heidelberg, and met Kenny there. We walked around admiring the views of the river and the castle, then had dinner. After we said goodbye, Kenny took Jacob with him and headed back to Wolframs-Eschenbach. I took them to their hotel near the airport, so they would have no problems getting their flight home. After they got checked in, I headed back home also. The time while they were here flew by, but I know Jacob and I really enjoyed it. At least we can plan on seeing them again in about 6 months!

Here's another look at the marktplatz in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber....

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