The halfway point of the tour was located in Augsburg, whom some of you might remember as a daytrip from our last stop of the tour in 2011. In fact, Sarah, my host “sister” from Dillingen now lives in Augsburg and was eager to host me during our stay!
On one of the free nights I had she invited her friend over to cook dinner; and, as luck would have it, my friend Cameron (Mallory’s brother) was doing a study abroad in Munich and hopped on a train to join us for the day as well. So many friends in one place!
Sarah and her pal carrying the most important part of the meal. (Beer, that is)
They wouldn’t even let us help!
Cameron had to catch a train back to Munich, but not before we snapped a quick picture on the platform.
Sic ‘em, Baylor grads!
Sarah’s mother was kind enough to come over from Dillingen to see our performance of The Creation and even brought along their dog, whom I just adored two years ago.
And speaking of bringing things from Dillingen, she happily fulfilled a personal request passed along by Sarah: the return of the Raclette. Carole and I were huuuuge fans of this typically Winter tradition, and while we were at the concert, Sarah and her roommate, Andreas (who was kind enough to vacate his room during my visit), prepared all of the vegetables and meat for the feast!
Grill it, broil it, devour it
Andreas and me before he headed back out
I feel extremely lucky to have been able to reconnect with so many friends, both from past tours and even from America, on this trip and I am very very grateful that Sarah was as excited as I was to be able to stay together for a couple of days. She is a fantastic host and I look forward to getting to hopefully see her sometime in the not too distant future!
2 more years??
Artist: Michael Giacchino / Album: Ratatouille