"One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Germany on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I determined to do it. This was in March, 1878." Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad


A Snowy Arrival

Bring on the holiday visitors!

Grandma arrived on the train today all the way from Jakarta, Indonesia. Penelope and I spent the afternoon at the train station waiting for her train to arrive. When we left for the station it was just starting to snow. By the time Grandma arrived the ground was covered in snow, and it was a bone-chilling 17 degrees F.

After all the waiting, Penelope's eyes lit up when she finally spotted Grandma coming off the train.

Penelope is used to seeing Grandma on the computer screen while Skyping, so she had to reach out and touch her to see if she was the real thing. Yep, 100% Grandma.

Grandma was pretty excited to see her granddaughter as well.

Then it was time to face the cold and snow. We couldn't help but stop for a mug of Gluewein to sip during the walk home.

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