Monday, May 04, 2009

Europe 2009: Monday, May 4th, Marburg

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Our third city was Marburg, the old university city where my sister Rosi resides. I was again greeted by birthday cake and drinks! My niece Gabi and her boyfriend Andreas were there as well. He played guitar and they all sang Happy Birthday in English.

We enjoyed a relaxing evening together and the next morning Gabi and I took a long vigorous walk in the forest. Later we rented paddle boats on the Lahn River and did some shopping in town. In the evening they both played the guitar and we sang German songs. Then Andreas sang in English to us. Andreas suffered a brain injury when he was riding his bike across the United States and got hit by a car. He was in an induced coma for 10 days. When he came out of the coma, the first thing he did was sing "Country Road, Take Me Home" by John Denver, all three verses. He sang that for us tonight.

1 comment:

Kim said...

I love paddling on the Lahn river! So much fun :-) So was it your birthday yesterday? If so, I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!