It’s a little hard to get up on time here but we all rolled out for breakfast by around 0830. After a German breakfast that’s more like lunch - brotchen (fresh rolls), ham, salami, cheeses, liverwurst, etc, some exercise was in order. The weather was great – blue skies and very warm so Brian went for a short run and Amy went for a walk and did a workout in the park. Brian saw some excitement with a big bus catching on fire. He turned a corner, saw flames shooting up in the air and scampered back the way he came. We also took a trip to the grocery store (the “Rewe” which is pronounced some way that neither of us can say!) and found time to take a little nap and read. Britta, Anna and Lotte came by to drop off some bikes for us and stayed for a nice visit and some sparkling wine - “sekt.” There is wine-thirty every day which we find very civilized and think we should do at home. Britta also brought Nik, her 8 month old pup. Brian was a happy camper and Nik is a great dog. Even the gnome found he likes
some wine. After a few drinks, our lovesick gnome tried to rustle up some girlfriends around the garden but one was too short, one was too fat and one was too skinny. He’s thinking he might have to stay within his own species. His did locate a nice home for his future bride.