Some great adventures

30 Mar

Berlin:

Our time in Berlin went so fast but we had a wonderful time.  There was so much to see and so much history surrounding the city.  We went on a walking tour led by a guy from London who did his undergrad in German History.  He told us so many incredible stories and I felt like I learned more in 4 hours than I did in 4 years of highschool!  We also toured a concentration campwhich left a deep imprint on me.  Our tour guide told us that just last week he had a rocket shot at him from the road while giving the tour. I walked through the Holocaust Memorial and was overwhelmed by the experience.  Seventy percent of Berlin was bombed making most of the structures relatively new compared to everywhere else we have been.  We also found a random outdoor art gallery created by squaters.  It was extremely alternative and really cool.  We also found a cafe with swings for chairs…it was delightful.

Stockholm Top 5 List:

1. Getting to know the Downeys and learning the meaning of true hospitality.  Thank you Madeleine!

2. Bike riding along the Baltic Sea.  And walking on it because it was completely frozen.

3. Learning about Flash Mobs – a group of people who meet in an open square and perform a spontaneous choreographed dance.  People in Stockholm did a tribute to Michael Jackson.  Here is the link:

4. Eating lots of chocolate and having evening tea.

5. Exploring the city.  There are 30 thousand islands in the surrounding areas!

5 Responses to “Some great adventures”

  1. Joelle March 31, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    wow so many wonderful things- swings at a coffee shop- ia ms so jealous!
    Wish you could pain the house with me:-(

  2. Jo March 31, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    Hi! It sounds fun! I loved the “M.J.” tribute they did! And swings for chairs, cool! We got back from Whistlin’ Jack Lodge yesterday. Dad got a gift certificate for there from the P.U.D. last year when he retired! I LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! I just finished eating a toaster struedel!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have lots of FUN!!!! P.S. Jeremy Clark finished painting our house; but there is still some trim to do!!!!!!!!!!!! Bye!!!!!

  3. Mom April 1, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    Ooooh, eating lots of chocolate appeals to me! Did you visit any of the 30,000 isles? Sounds like Venice all over again! Wouldn’t that be fun to be part of a “flash mob”; and to learn an “M. J.” dance, wow!!!! I sure hope that tour guide gets paid well, man! Keep having fun! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Danielle Brunk April 9, 2010 at 3:17 am #

    Mich!! The Michael Jackson dance was perfect!! Your favorite : ) I miss you friend and am so excited you are on this amazing adventure!!! LOVE YOU!

  5. NANA JOY April 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    Michele, you actually drove on those narrow streets with the steering wheel on the “wrong” side?!!! I am amazed. You are so brave and what an experience! The pictures are awesome!
    Love you and miss you, Nana Joy