Today I drove Brad to work so we could have the car again. We were meeting up with Ursula in Augsburg. Ursula is Anne's mom, so you know she is wonderful!! She is also friends with Karen. Another reason she must be wonderful!!
We drove through the snow into the city center. We met her in the new Augsburg library. It is a huge, nice building. She showed us where they keep the English books in case we want to come back and get a library card. Lea is always happy in a library!
We went to lunch next at a little place called Anna Cafe. It's connected to the St. Anna church which is a building that was originally a monastery built in the 1300's. Seriously. I can never get over how old everything is here!
Here is our lovely and delicious lunch!
|Mine: roasted chicken and potatoes|
|Ursulas: tortellini with tomato sauce|
|Lea's: pasta with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese!!|
|Lainie's: American style pancakes with maple syrup and fruit|
|Ummm, Ken? This is public, here!|
|This was a sculpture on the wall from the 1500's|
Now inside the church:
|The priest/minister would stand in this podium in the middle of the church so he could be heard. The front of the church was too far away from the back pews.|
|It's so much prettier in real life!|
|Pipes from the organ with painted shutters on the sides|
|Very bright, full of natural light! (The church, too) :)|
|Me & Ursula :)|
|The grave of Jakob Fugger, a VIP in Augsburg. He started the first known social settlement, the Fuggerei, which still exists today. He seems to have been a pretty cool dude.|
|Another cool dude...Jesus.|
|This chapel that is attached is from the 1300's|
|Lea being goofy!|
|The last supper|
Next we went to a museum that had an exhibit of old toys. It was very interesting and cool. Here are the highlights!
|Fabric shop dollhouse|
|Hat shop dollhouse|
|Adorable tiny kitchen|
|A medal from 1574. Old.|
|Looks kinda like a ham. Tastes just like bologna.|
We played a round of Zebra Pig, our game from Christmas from the Papsdorfs. We cracked up as usual. We Skyped with Grandma and Grandpa T (Brad's mom and step dad) for a bit. Grandma is coming to visit in a couple of weeks! We are all very excited and making plans.
It was another incredible day! I am so thankful for friends, Kuka and Leberkaese.