(And I slightly mangled the Italian in this video by doing some sort of melding of Spanish and Italian – “we are” is “siamo,” not “soimos.”) At any rate, after a not particularly restful night train trip from Vienna to Venice, we are here and loving life! Continue reading Siamo qui in Italia
We made it from Strasbourg to Salzburg last night, and it’s delightful here. We’re a step closer to getting some of our data/internet issues sorted out, which is also delightful. Some hilarious hijinks ensued along the way, which I’ll share later. For now, I just wanted to say hello from Austria. Hello! It’s so pretty … Continue reading Gute Nacht aus Österreich
This fierce, feisty, fun, fabulous woman is beloved church member Helen Louise. She died yesterday morning, peacefully and surrounded by family, after a long and difficult illness. She was a retired American Baptist pastor married to Dick (also a retired American Baptist pastor) for just shy of 60 years. She was a mother and a … Continue reading Grace and Peace
Every day, I write blog posts in my head. Every day, I intend to give a full update of our goings-on and my reflections on it all. And then every day, one of three things happens: We get back after midnight, I’ve walked at least 16,000 steps, and I’m too exhausted to write a single … Continue reading Maybe I should just give AT&T all my money (and also: hello from Strasbourg)
No, this isn’t a cute way of saying we’re never leaving Paris. We actually were stuck in the Eiffel Tower elevator tonight! There were maybe 25 of us in the elevator (a large elevator, with windows, thankfully), going down. It was midnight, and the Eiffel Tower had just started twinkling the way it does at … Continue reading Stuck in the Eiffel Tower
It is so hot here, and most places aren’t air-conditioned. Between that and all the walking, we are so tired at the end of each day. And then we get back to our apartment and have to climb 100 narrow winding stairs to get there! So tonight, we ate an early dinner at 6:15. Our … Continue reading Chartres
But first, we had to say goodbye to Amsterdam, which made us all sad. In the 51 hours we were there, we absolute fell in love with this charming city. It actually didn’t even take 51 hours – I believe we had only taken a few steps into the city before we all felt completely … Continue reading Bonjour de Paris!