We’ve had two very “normal” days. It’s been time to clean and wash clothes. It’s good to have days like that. Al has been busy with practices, but he works from here which is nice. We take long walks in the morning and we’ve walked with Ralf and his dog Bosco in the afternoons.
The weather continues to be unusually cool all over Europe. But it’s comfortable for walking. Any day now spring is going to spring forth.
We tried some chicken yesterday from a stand that is in front of our grocery store on Wednesdays. It was tender and tasty like the chickens that we buy already cooked in the US grocery stores. Last night we went for our weekly schnitzel with Brad and Michael. The 8 euro special ends this week. The new special will be fresh asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, new potatoes and a choice of fish, shrimp or meat. I think I can handle that!
One of the very nice things in Germany is the system for bedding. On our bed we have two fluffy light feather beds. The bed has a fitted sheet and each feather bed goes in a duvet. So to make the bed each morning we just shake our feather beds out over the bed. 3 seconds max. And it’s like sleeping under a warm, cozy cloud.
Another thought about life in Germany is how conscientious everyone is about recycling. We recycle so much. Yogurt containers are rinsed out, foil – anything that isn’t messed up with food and can’t be rinsed off. There are also many solar panels and wind generators.
Tomorrow we are going to Mons, Belgium. Our friend Barb Hoppe is there for three weeks. She’s house sitting with her friend, Linda. We’ll spend Easter there. The plan is to find a service in a large, lovely, ancient cathedral. We’re planning to all spend a day in Brugge, Belgium. It gets rave reviews in our travel guides and Joanne and Richard recommend it too. I’m sure we’ll be coming back with plenty of Belgian chocolate!