Having arrived here in Hamburg Saturday evening, and promptly sleeping 12 hours (was I tired?), life looked infinitely brighter Sunday morning when I woke up at the lovely home of Didi and Katrin. D is a Pelican Rapids "son" by exchange as he lived in PR during the year 97-98. He has spent a lot of time in PR so it's like being with someone from Home.We went on a spectacular drive to the North Sea (now I can cross that off my "list") and enjoyed many things. We stopped at a nature preserve area where we saw birds beginning their migratory route home and these wild horses.
As you can see, the North Sea greeted me before I greeted it (big waves). It was delightfully cold, brisk, salty…just like a sea!
Katrin and Didi smiling. They took me to this very interesting old quaint restaurant where they were married in 2009. It had the BEST pie and coffee I think I've had (or at least in a long time).
AND they had a wonderful concoction that tasted like egg nog. Darn good. D said that it's tradition to get the mustache when you take the first drink. I thought he was pulling my leg (he's quite capable of doing that) but as I looked at their wedding pictures, I saw several people with the same mustache.
One cannot help but to be impressed with all of the wind and solar energy techniques being employed here in Northern Germany.