We decided to spend Tuesday in Heidelberg, one of the most famous tourist cities in Germany. It has an enormous castle and a beautiful Altstadt. Unfortunately we missed the English tour of the castle, but we were able to check out the Apothecary Museum (way cooler than it sounds) and the two giant barrels of wine kept in the cellar there. My dad was impressed.
Having "the best cake ever" before heading up to the castle:
Thursday we had a mini family reunion in Ulm. The weather was terrible, but the company was so good that it didn’t matter. We met up with about ten of our relatives and had a lovely German lunch, followed by a trip to the Ulmer Munster so that Joseph could say he climbed the cathedral with the tallest tower in the world. Then we had cake and coffee at Tante Irmgard’s. (She made me tiramisu! Again!) We got back to Tübingen around 9, which was bed time for the travelers and just in time for me to meet up with some friends and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day . . .
With my relatives in Ulm:
After saying our goodbyes on Saturday morning, my family headed to London to visit my brother, and I headed home to pack for the Fulbright conference in Berlin.
So here I am, sitting at our hostel in Berlin and enjoying the free wireless, which is allowing me to deliver this blog post to you. I’ll be back in Tübingen on Sunday, with just enough time to write a post about this past week and pack up for another trip . . . Barcelona, here I come!
Miss you guys already: