No wacky links this week.
I leave for Africa tomorrow, so I wanted to spend some time with the boys. We had a nice long walk around town in the late morning. Alan rode his bike part of the way -- he's getting pretty good on it -- and we went to the shoe store and then the train station, where we played around the trains for an hour.
(We saw a tiny little lizard on the gravel of the train tracks! That's my first lizard in Germany.)
In the afternoon we went to the local swimming pool. This turned out to be a mistake, as the water was still icy. It's been a very cool August by my standards, although the locals seem to think it's just fine. "August" to me means days that regularly get over 30 (86 F). Not in Fladungen. 30 here would be an extraordinarily hot day, like 37 or 38 (98 or 100 F) in New York. Today was 23, 24 -- about 75 F -- and it was the warmest day in a week.
Anyway. The boys enjoyed the swimming pool until their teeth started to chatter, then we all went home and they had a play date with a friend. In the evening I read the last chapters of Charlotte's Web to them, which they enjoyed a lot despite the lack of explosions or fighting.
Is this even worth a blog entry? Well, I guess it is to me. And as long as I'm going on about my family, here's a bunch of pictures of us.
Next up... Belgium.