Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Look Who I Get Back Today
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!
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!