Thursday, 18 August 2011


Opa & Oma and Erika and Konrad left today for their bus tour – bye

Now the old folks are gone, we shall have so fun – no disrespect intended.

Today, of five girls ( Me, Marion, Hannah, Lena, and Kerstin) are heading to Colonge to see the Dome.  When I think of Dome, I think of the Butterdorm or a Sports Dome, so I had no idea what were we going to see.

We take the Autobahn to Colonge, where we did speeds up to 150km/h – shh don’t tell my parents we were going that fast, they might get concern.  I can think of a few people who would love to drive the Autobahn and go those speeds and do not have to worry about a speeding ticket.

In Colonge, the Dome is the Cologne Cathedral – words cannot describe this place. WOW.

Thanks goodness there were English Speaking Tours for me to attend.  It was so interesting to learn about the history of the Cathedral. Did you know that construction of the Cathedral started in 1248, and was completed 500 years later.  Me history nerd, so this was right up my alley, and I can go on and on about facts about the Cathedral, but I will stop, because I may bore you all.

One more thing, when I was there, they had a small service and I got to hear them play the organ, in this huge Cathedral.  It was beyond words.  Beautiful! Yes I like to listen to organ music.

After tour and many pictures, off to lunch at MacDonald’s. The food taste the same, as it does in Canada, but their ketchup packets are much bigger – Canada take notes.

Next – Shopping.  Michelle, you would have thought you died and gone to Heaven if you were here with us today.  It was never ending shops – we shopped for four-five hours.  We stopped half way for ice cream break. I bought a shirt, earrings and a little something for Mom and Dad. Mom/Dad you have to wait till I come back home to see what I bought you.  

There were many Street Performers along the sops, from Balloon Artists, to Singers, to people playing all sorts of Musical Instruments from Violin, Drums, Tuba, Guitar, ....

Most of the shops play American/Canadian Music, not German Music.  Does Germany have any German Pop Artists?  

Head back home for supper, and Season Finale Grey’s Anatomy – in German of course. McDreamy and McSteamy have much sexier voices in Canada. 

Off to the Mines tomorrow.  

1 comment:

  1. Melissa,

    You know your mother too well. Yes, I would be worried but I know that you have a good head on your shoulders.

    The girls seem to be taking really good care of you and showing you the sights, sounds and smells of Germany.

    Don't forget to take a picture of yourself enjoying a wonderful dessert and also a beer for Barb. Not at the same time though.

    Thanks for sharing your adventures.