This is going to be a short post because the weekend, although it was amazing and full of love, was short.
Daddy came! He got to Bonn late on Thursday so after a full day of class, we headed over to his hotel and was able to go to sleep in a nice bed after a long, hot, smell free shower.
On Friday, again after classes that lasted until 6:30, we hopped on a train to Cologne. We ended up staying at a hotel that was not in the main city center, which didn’t really matter because I have been to Cologne a lot at this point. But the hotel itself was pretty stinken cool. It was an old water tower and it was a cylinder completely made out of brick. Once in your room, you could climb out of your winder and walk along the deck which encompassed the entire building. We grabbed dinner at the restaurant in the hotel, which was actually an extremely good steak house. Then, we crashed. Easy day.
The net morning, bright and early, we woke up and caught a 7am train to Hamburg, Germany. After four and a half hours, we made it and walked ourselves to our hotel. Post check in, we grabbed a cab down to the harbor in attempts to catch the first and only English speaking boat tour. We barely made it. We were about 10 docks down but we managed to ask the right person where to go and he called ahead and told the boat to wait for us. Although, it wasn’t quite worth it. It was cool to see how the shipment works, but that was all there was. So after that, we grabbed lunch at the Hard Rock Café (yum America) and headed back to the hotel for a little R and R.
Once we woke up, Natalia and I walked around the city four about 3 hours before heading back to the hotel to meet Daddy for dinner. We ended up walking around the hotel and found a little hip street and went into an Italian restaurant. They were so excited to have American customers that they catered the entire evening to us. They gave Daddy his pasta “good spicy” which turned out to be a little too spicy and they even replaced it when he couldn’t have more than 5 bites.
After dinner, we went back and crashed again.
The next morning, we slept in, grabbed breakfast, and hopped on the train back to Bonn. Once in Bonn (after they had to replace the front half of our train) we had dinner with our German family at an Asian buffet that turned out to be delicious. Family and German family bonding and then back to the hotel and to bed.
Bed was essential this weekend because of the previous weekends and the week and weekends to come…