Friday, March 23, 2012
Germany... the halfway point!
It's been almost a week since we have arrived in Germany. We've enjoyed our time in Wiesbaden where Ray's mom was born, raised and swept off her feet by his dad soon after the Korean War. They married in Wiesbaden and sailed to the United States where they raised their family. Wiesbaden as it turned out, was just as I had imagined. Quaint city centers, pastry shops, chocolates, cobbled roads and walkways and full of history.
We just arrived in Kassel today after spending three nights in Munich where we were overcome with awe after visiting the old city center and seeing the square in all it glory. An amazing city again with history abounding and oh man... the food... so good! Italian seems to be the big deal here and I'm so glad we all love it so much. I think I've eaten pizza every day and since it's my favorite, I'm fine with that!
Kassel is the perfect city for some winding down time between big cities. We go to Nurnberg in a few days then on to Berlin to end our trip. So, I am looking forward to even more walking tomorrow and miles and miles up to the park to overlook the city, visit museums and learn more about the Grimm Brothers.
The owner of the restaurant where we had our dinner this evening was English and asked why we chose Kassel since most of it had been destroyed in WWII. I told him that I had read that but I seriously love mid-century and enjoy a place to catch my breath and to meld with the locals and to enjoy a beer at a table on the sidewalk while laughing with my family and watching the people go by.
It's been an awesome trip so far and the weather has been perfect. Looking forward to the rest of our time here in Germany!