Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Look Who I Get Back Today

Michael 07/07/2009

My son is coming home from Germany today! He has been gone about 6-1/2 weeks. Right now, he is flying over Canada toward Newark. A bit of a layover and then we pick him up in Charlotte this evening. The past ten days, he has stayed with our friends who live an hour or so from Frankfurt. They sent photos of Michael at the airport this morning so we could see him on his way. Michael told us he has lost about 15 pounds in Germany. He had plenty of food, but, obviously, not so processed, not fast food everywhere, and he walked and biked a lot. I think the beer probably filled him up a bit, too, at meals. I've carefully reminded him -- and my husband -- that the legal age here is 21! He's got another year before going on with that in America!

MIchael in Frankfurt 07/2009

Here he is with our friends in a cafe overlooking Frankfurt. Well, I'm pretty much guessing that's the city in the photo, as it's so large. It's strange to see him somewhere so different than I can imagine! Rudiger (Viola's dad) said in his e-mail that they rarely spoke English while Michael was visiting because his German is so good. What a great compliment!

6 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

oh I am so happy for you to get you baby back!!

Diann said...

Glad to see your handsome boy is on his way home safely. That was surely a wonderful experience for him.

The Blonde Duck said...

How wonderful for you! I've heard that in Europe and Australia portions are smaller and there's less processed foods...

greetingarts said...

Happy homecoming, Michele. Have fun catching up with him tonight, I bet it will be a very late night!

Pageonerankings said...

surely you miss your son. Enjoy your company together..

Barbara said...

What a wonderful experience for him, but I would bet he will also be glad to be home.
Now have to ask, you said getting into Charlotte, as in NC? I ask cause I live in NC.