A weekend to remember and to appreciate.
This past weekend I paid a visit to my friend Julia and her Family in Saarland, but more specifically, Homburg, but more specifically, Kirrberg. For those of you who don’t know, Julia was an exchange student in Vancouver, almost two years ago, and now we got to exchange places and even languages. When she was in the states the only German I knew were swears and hello/goodbye/thank you. Yet now we spoke all but a few words of english, ‘And there it Was,’ and I even learned a little Saarlandisch. It was a great experience, great practice speaking German, and a measure of Kindness. I’d really like to say thank you to Julia, Karin and Volker Beyer, Julia’s bestfriend Valeska, Everyone I met at the Ropes Course and of course Nero for making me feel like I was home, thousands of miles away.
nochmal, ‘And there it was.’ AUS WEG
(a city close by, and where Julia attends Gymanisum Two Bridges)
(The capital city of Saarland, Saar River Bridge)
The ropes course was a lot of fun, definitely a place to visit if you are ever in the area. I fell on one of the ‘parts’ of the level six course where you could only use your arms but by some act of God or Saku Koivu I swung and fell to the other side of the ‘section’ or balcony. It was a good laugh, and really lucky. But otherwise great. Especially the Zip lines across the lake.
Nochmals, Herzliches Dankeschoen Beyer Familie.
I enjoyed my time in Homburg so much, I hope to and plan to visit again.
Side notes: I spoke with an elderly woman on the train between Mannheim and Stuttgart for about a half an hour (the length of the ride) and not only did she say my German was very good, but she thought I was Dutch at first. I don’t know that that is a compliment, but it is at least closer to Germany.
As well, as soon as you can, go and see the Boat that Rocked, oder auf Deutsch Radio Rock Revolution. I would recomend seeing in English, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Oh, and new Phoenix EP came out. Oh, and I will try and send out some postcards soon.
TYGAOSK and Beyer Family