with a six week old baby in his home (born on Christmas Day, no less), I thought it very generous to spend a day showing me around. We drove to
n sleep (especially after nodding off and on in Beatrix’s car on the way home from
After leaving the Estate of Frederich Krupp, we headed into the center of the city of
Next we hit a four floor bookstore. I was like J-Fogg shopping for shoes…except I was low on fundage. We looked around a bit and then I went up to the third floor to look at books in English as my German skills were limited to reading a German-English dictionary, if you can’t tell by my German spelling in this blog, which former and current German students are kind enough to point out to me. What really started to hit home was the weakness of the American dollar. Each Euro is currently worth about $1.50. When Frau Canavan picked up a copy of the last Harry Potter book to complete her set in German, I thought that might be an equally nice memento for me to sign stay in
After the bookstore, we left
After that, Hendrick dropped of Frau Canavan and then me, apologizing for leaving me to my own devices from onward. He has a six week old baby himself at home and I told him I thought I could manage until Frau Lohoff picked me up at tomorrow. In honesty, I was looking for a little down time as I am discovering that this trip is wiping me out more than I thought it would. I took a nap from and then woke up to edit my pictures from the day and write my blog. Now it is back to bed.