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Europe Trip Day 5 (2014- Blog #82)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Still in Darmstadt...

Getting used to the sounds of a completely different language today. Fortunately my sister speaks many languages and has lived here in Germany since 1981 and her daughter grew up here and speaks several languages as well, so when stuck, I have support. But still, trying to pick up clues to what is what is a challenge to enjoy.

Went for a run in the cold..not with much extra layering as I travel light light light. Fairly chilly out but that just kept me moving to keep t the cold from catching up and staying;) The fact that I really do not understand most of the street names made running in a new place a visual memory game. I was keenly aware of other landmarks to help me not get lost. And I managed to get about a 3 miler done. Not super sure of the distance since my nike plus ran out of juice and my nike running app seemed totally out of whack.

We then went to Mainz to see the Gutenberg museum (closed unfortunately), st. Stephen's church with the simply stunning Chagall stain glass windows and the very lovely architecture. And the day was compete with some fine fine German chocolates. We walked most of the I am not too worried about the chocolates. Wore the wrong shoes so these feet are throbbing. Tomorrow I will stick with my running shoes.

Reconnecting has been good. We are getting our familiar rhythms back gradually.

Day's impression = another train ride AND chocolates amid history- not bad.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHERIRIDDELL 4/1/2014 10:34AM

    These blogs are evoking a sense of nostalgia in me for familiar places !

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SEEHOLZ 3/26/2014 8:48AM

    Ich liebe Deutschland!

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KALIGIRL 3/25/2014 9:31AM

    Sorry about the shoes....
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(I lost weight on our trip) and enjoyed the outdoor cafes and emoticon

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NEWROSE27 3/25/2014 7:45AM

    Love the way you are keeping active during your holiday-most inspiring.

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NANCY- 3/25/2014 7:07AM

    You are amazing!!!
What helps me when I go out in a new place is to do an out and back. The view is different when you come from the opposite direction and you cannot get lost since you are just return from whence you came.

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ROXYZMOM 3/24/2014 9:45PM

    You are so lucky! Thank you for sharing your adventure. Are the streets you are running on cobbly?

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STRONGDAWG 3/24/2014 8:47PM

    I'm feeling nostalgic for Europe. I will enjoy your trip vicariously.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/24/2014 8:05PM

    Connecting is such a precious gift! Savor. emoticon

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    So great you can get into relatives again. It is hard to fit together after a long absence... but just like puzzle pieces, able to connect again!

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