*wipes dust off blog*
I had the chance this past weekend to spend an entire day with the grown daughter of my good friend Jen (we’ve been friends since 1976 and haven’t seen each other in almost as many years).
Thanks to a scholarship that she earned, Emma is participating in an extensive study trip that had her in Munich for 8 days, followed by 3-4 in Nürnberg, and ending with an extensive stay in Berlin.
I picked Emma up at her hotel in Munich Saturday morning, and took her to see some of the places that Jen and I used to spend time around, most notably our old high school and the movie theatre, both of which still exist and are still being used exactly for those purposes.
We then headed out of town on the scenic route, which took us by the Starnberger See, Andechs, and then to my house where we took a short break before heading off to a typical Bavarian lunch in a small town very near here, which recently celebrated its 1200th birthday.
After lunch, we toured the local church which is quite large and somewhat famous, having been constructed by a well-known church builder, and then we bought some white bread at the store and headed to the lake to feed the geese and ducks, and watched the large paddle-board steamboat approach from across the lake and tie up to the dock. Eventually, it blew its whistle, signaling it’s continuance on its journey around the lake.
Returning to my humble abode, we chatted and eventually broke the seal of that fabulous prosecco.
All in all, I thought it was a splendid day and I hoped that I hadn’t bored Emma to death (I was later assured that I hadn’t).
I felt incredibly lucky to meet this beautiful, intelligent, poised and extremely well-mannered young woman.
It was a good day.