Day two started out as being a low key sort of day and ended up all around adventurous.
I took a sleeping aid last night to hopefully help to regulate my internal clock and sleep when I am actually supposed to. I think I fell asleep around 11:45 or so and woke up around 9:00am. Normal sleeping hours for this girl, woohoo!
I woke up to gloom and doom here in Germany. It was not the prettiest of days to be exploring around the city but I ventured out anyway in the dreary rain
Its cool to match your umbrella 😜
I walked some of her city of Weilerbach in the wet, cold, rain. Surprisingly there were many people out and about walking the streets next to me always saying a “Hallo!” as they passed.
I walked into a clothing store not far away just got the experience of it…
Clearly I am missing the hat in my European style wardrobe
Once it started getting too rainy to not be soaking wet I walked into the grocery store to get a taste of the culture and experience something new. All in all, it looked and felt like a grocery store. Things seem a teeny bit cheaper here, surprisingly. They also have some different goodies than we have back home
We dont don’t have these options, do we? I might have clearly missed them if we do.
I wandered the aisles and came out with a hodgepodge of items resembling someone who does not have any idea what they really want.
The pretzel was DELICIOUS as was the coffee drink and half of the chocolate. It had whole hazelnuts in the chocolate bar, yum! I came home tonight to find that little Sammy decided to enjoy the rest of it….
I’m actually pretty scared for the little guy.
When Ash returned from work we ran some errands on base, which has the exact feeling of being in America, complete with an American mall and a store like Wal-Mart. It’s so very strange to go there after walking the streets of Germany.
I asked for an adventure after our errands and Ashley, being as wonderful as she is, completely delivered on that part. She decided we should drive to Heidelberg, about an hours drive, to see another castle in which she deemed “Awesome”.
With friend Jamie in tow we made the drive there and let me tell you “awesome” does not begin to describe it
The many views were utterly breath taking. The pictures of the castle and surrounding Heidelberg do not do it justice. I could have stayed in that city, or just the castle grounds, for hours exploring.
I encourage any one who has a chance to go see this city and its homey feel to do so. Heidelberg is cute, busy, and has the true German feel to it. As we walked around the city streets it was as though I needed to pinch myself to be reminded that this was all real. That I truly am in Germany experiencing this and not in Disney world seeing a fake backdrop of a German town.
After the castle adventures, and finding where in the world we parked the car, we parked inside of the city square and walked the main streets to find somewhere German to eat.
Schnitzel it turned out to be, this time caprese style, once again before we ventured the ride home.
This country is beautiful. The countryside and mountains are truly gorgeous as we drive across the highways.
How blessed am I for this opportunity to be here to experience it all?.
I am also counting my blessings of having a wonderful friend who takes time out of her busy work days to tour me around and show me a few of her favorite places and things.