The Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag by Sir Norman Foster and the bus ride with rainy windows lent itself to experimenting with abstract photos. I had so much fun, it should be illegal.
We also visited the Museum at Checkpoint Charlie, a cluttered, sometimes repetitive, but always emotional and gripping exhibit.
Jeff was a good sport to get into the heated coat at the Lucia Christmas Market. We went there after dropping off his suitcase, so he could get some fresh air and a Wurst for dinner, in spite of his jetlag. Some women suggested that he wasn’t looking very relaxed in that coat, so we decided to get him some Glühwein to help with that problem.
Jeff has arrived! I didn’t do much on Monday, partly because I went to bed at 6 a.m. and slept until 12:30 pm as a result, and then had to leave for the airport at 4:15 pm to meet Jeff’s 5:00 pm flight arrival; and partly because I was so excited to see him.
Let’s be honest, the reason I am able to enjoy myself so much here, both the temporary solitude and the adventures of exploring a new city, is that I have a wonderful man in my life who is always there for me, even when I am far away from him. He has had my back by taking care of the household while I am away, in addition to his extremely busy job and other commitments. This is not something I should take for granted.
I have a lot of fun things in mind for us while he’s here, but hopefully he will get to choose what he wants to do, and enjoy a well-deserved break from work. I am going to do my best to make his winter trip to Germany a wonderful experience.
Pork steak and sausages are being prepared at the Lucia Christmas market.