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Published: September 14th 2013
Today is Britta and Osse’s daughter, Lotte’s, birthday brunch. We skipped the big breakfast and Brian opted for a run while Amy caught up on the blog. We drove about 20 minutes to a suburb of Bad Durkheim (remember that from the Wurstmarkt Day?) and got to see everyone all together. Lotte is studying Theology and Aunt Eva gave her a Chinese Bible that belonged to her great-grandparents (the parents of Uncle Johannes) from 1916, who were missionaries just like the Wilhelm family. What an interesting connection to the past! The food was an assortment of everything you could imagine. Brian and Amy took a detour after brunch to go back to the Wurstmarkt to look around in the daylight. We did some souvenir shopping but didn’t have much luck. Britta picked us up and we attempted a nice afternoon walk. Brian, Amy, Britta, Osse, Gabi, Jerry, and the two dogs set out on a hike to the “Leistadt Grand Canyon” and got soaked by rain. The dogs enjoyed rolling in the mud. We all decided it was a great time to head home for hot showers, hot tea and sekt. After dinner, we Skyped with Uncle Hans and Aunt Alice
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and enjoyed sharing our day (until the computers crashed). After a busy day, we were all pooped and decided to read, have some popcorn and turn in early. Tomorrow is another adventure but we don’t know to where yet.
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