Monday, May 12, 2008

Day 1

I have found the cure for jet lag. Everyone is passed out except for me. I ate two Starbucks chocolate covered coffee beans. I did that 6 hours ago and I'm still not tired.

Today was awesome. We walked around a bit this morning seeing a bit of amazing architecture. Then we napped and Beth arrived (she flew out several hours after us.) We went to the Holocaust Memorial and the Brandenburg Gate today and walked around that area. Gorgeous! I can't use that word enough. Everything here is old and beautiful or new and amazing.

My favorite pic of the day: (for others, see Flickr)
Bradenburg Gate as the sun goes down

Greetings from Berlin!

I am jet lagged but happy. First day in Berlin and it is a gorgeous, sunny day. We just had a 2 hour brunch. Not on purpose. Apparently Germans aren't quite as snappy servers as we are used to and since we left the list of phrases at the hotel, did not know how to say "Check please!" We ended up sitting for an hour after we had finished eating, just waiting for our waitress to remember we existed.
I'm taking tons of pictures that will be downloaded soon. I may or may not be blogging for the rest of the week but keep your eye on the Flickr widget on the left and I'll try to keep uploading the photos.

Auf Wiedersehen!