By PK Hrezo
Well, my adventure wasn't quite as exciting as Bilbo's, but I'll share a bit with you anyway. First off, I'm catching up with blog visits, so bear with me. I was wondering if there really is any way to fully catch up, and I believe the answer is no. But hey, that's life, right? Right.
Ten years ago when I first visited Europe and had the pleasure of gallivanting around London, I met some Germans staying in my hostel, who were also on holiday. We hung out and got to know each other, exchanging addresses and keeping in touch via longhand through the years.
I visited them in Germany a few times and they visited me in the States once or twice ... all of this before marriage and children. As you truly start to embrace adulthood and develop families, you tend to neglect friends, to no fault of your own, but because of family demands. I hadn't seen my German girlfriends in eight years or so .... til just this past weekend.
They have kids, I have kids, and to my delighted surprise, all the kids got along smashingly. Their kids speak only German, mine only English, but it didn't matter. They were thick as thieves.
My friends live in a little village in south Germany called Siefersheim, amidst rolling green hills and vast vineyards. It was quiet and picturesque, with cool breezes and warm sunshine. A little rain here and there, but no worries. It is Germany, after all.
My friend's hubby is originally from Romania and built their house entirely out of wood he cut and hauled from Romania. Impressive? Uh, yeah. Totally. Here's a pic:
Anyway, we enjoyed the great outdoors, yummy homemade sausage, jerky, and schnapps, and most of all, great friends! Seeing them again was a reminder of how geography can never truly separate kindred spirits.
Here I am with my dear sweet girlfriends and our daughters:
Peaceful day at the river:
And just because I'm so proud of my little world travelers:
They did so great on their first trip to Europe. They just meshed right in. *sniff sniff*
But you know, I got absolutely no revisions done on my WIP. I lugged my laptop around determined to get a lot done, but the revision gods were not smiling upon me. I did, however, finally read The Hunger Games. So. Darn. Good. Wow! Suzanne Collins is a genius. And while the writing was not perfect, the story was so good it didn't even matter. I flew through it. Truly unputdownable.
So thanks for stopping by and sharing my little adventure with me. If you're new to my blog, thanks for following and I'll be catching up with you over the next few days.
So tell me, what's new with you??