Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday and Monday

We got up on Sunday morning and went to base. We had breakfast at the officer's club then mass at the base church. Then it was time for SHOPPING at the Post Exchange. We bought lots of stuff to bring back for ourselves and friends and family. The PX was HUGE. It is offically one of the largest in Europe. It doesn't sound like we did much, but it took all day. Beth made us dinner and we all sort of vegged the rest of the night. It was good to have some down time, and of course there was shopping that had to be seen to.

Today (Monday) we had another homemade meal by Beth (breakfast). We got postage for postcards and gas then headed to Trier. Trier is the oldest inhabited city in Germany. It was a significant Roman outpost a long time ago... as in B.C. long time ago. There are some amazing Roman ruins and beautiful architecture in the town. We went to one gorgeous old cathedral, Trierer Dom, or the Cathedral of Saint Peter. We also saw the "pink palace," officially the Electoral Palace. Trier is only about 1.5 hours from Beth's house, so we had less time in the car today. There was also more shopping in town. Yea!

Tomorrow is our last day staying with Beth, Liza, Georga, Betsy and Jim at Beth's house. We will leave tomorrow morning at 8am or so and drive to Vienna with a stop for sight-seeing in Salzburg, Austria. Salzburg is famous for the "Sound of Music" and as Mozart's birthplace. It's also about 1/2 way to Vienna from here.

I don't know how much I'll be able to blog once we leave here, but I'll do my best.

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