We are off to Mainz! No not to stay...but to transfer to a train to Oberwesl. Although I'm not too sure what we are going to do there. Jon has something planned, I'm sure whatever it is is going to be very nice. I've really been loving being in Germany. I can understand more, and get around so much better than in France. Ribbit. And the people are so much nicer. We met a few nice and helpful people in France but none of them were French...go figure.
So we got up early, ate the early breakfast there, and packed some bread, meat, and cheese for lunch...we took some fruit and stuff too. Gotta get it when we can, right?
While listening to them we noticed important looking people, (think suits, and name tags, and ear peices) as well as a lot of people dressed as renaissance/middle ages.
After seeing the president and talking with the locals a bit more about our honeymoon and Worms (also getting some good advice on places we must see while in worms) I wanted to have some music from the musicians, so i tried using some of my german and told the man with the CDs that we were from texas on our honeymoon and would like to buy a cd to remind us of this moment, he laughed and handed me a cd, I. Reached for my purse thinking he didn't understand my poor German...and he said "no, it is for you to remember always". Mein Gott! I cannot believe it! I know he was selling them...
Side note, on the way to oberwesel there is a neat hamlet we should someday visit..called Oppenheim. At least that's what the man said...and we saw the town...looks kewl!
Okay back to the day: I thanked the nice man, and ran back to Jon on such a high...we went to the places the people said were a must. The Jewish cemetery, the town museum...which had soooo much! We probably spent a few hours just in there! Then we went around the city looking at the old Romanische wall and all the beautiful sights.
After a nap back at the hostel, and some lunch while watching Seinfeld we decided the church would Probably be back open. It was. And it was beautiful. There were crypts you could go into from 100 ad, with tombs in them, and more I'm sure that were closed to the public. Also a nice children's group was going around so i listened to the tour. I could understand how she explained to the children...hah.
After such a busy morning and afternoon we made it to the kauftland and bought some beer and chocolate for the evening...a must for me in Germany then we ate at a nice Italian place...and went to the room to watch more Seinfeld, and drink some good german beer (kept cold in water in oso we can sleep through the house tremors caused by the rowdy kids...and eat our chocolate while enjoying our love.