I woke up extra early yesterday morning and drove to Frankfurt. There was a beautiful sunrise just for me.
Why did I drive to Frankfurt? To pick up this lovely lady!!
My dear friend Kristin’s plane landed at 7:30 am in Frankfurt. Thankfully, I’m a morning person. We talk all the time, but the last time I actually saw her was at our wedding (I still can’t believe that). We’ve been friends for more years than I can remember and we never have any problem picking up right where we left off. She’s an invaluable friend and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this girl.
After a few missed turns on my behalf, we got back to our house where she was greeted by one happy Elmer. We freshened up and ran a few errands on base before heading over to Bernkastel-Keus for the Winefest der Mittelmosel (middle Mosel wine fest).
The Viper Pilot and I went last year (though it really feels more like just yesterday) and had a blast. The point is, of course, to sample at least a few of the 21 or so varieties of local wines. I didn’t partake in the wine tastings, but I received excellent feedback from Kristin, who not only experienced her first German wine, but also had her first “monopoly money” experience. And I quote, “I don’t think I understand the value of a Euro…” as she hands over a twenty to the vendor.
We enjoyed the tunes of a brass band with the sweet scent of wine drifting in the air in the most beautiful German city I’ve seen.
We opted to take an hour long boat cruise along the Mosel to enjoy the scenery and beautiful vineyard coated hills. These is nothing else in the world like the views found along the Mosel in Germany.
We grabbed some lunch and decided to leave early before the fireworks to beat the rush traffic and because it looked like rain. It was a good decision, we were both exhausted. I wasn’t jet lagged like her, but I might as well have been.
We have so much more planned for this week – lots of exciting things, I promise! I’ll keep you posted as long as you promise to check back. 😉 Hope you’re all having a wonderful first of September! I don’t know about where you live, but fall is certainly in the air here!