After an activity filled 4-day weekend. I woke up early this morning, fixed myself a pot of coffee, and pretty much did nothing for the day. Well actually, I did a lot of things. I finished a load of laundry; I took a walk around downtown Wiesbaden and checked out the Christmas market; cooked a late lunch; brought a book to the Starbucks and lounged around for 2+ hours; and came back to my apartment late afternoon and took a nap. Just the fact that I was able to have the time to make a pot of coffee and sit down to enjoy it was enjoyable. I don’t remember the last time I took an afternoon nap. But they were just ordinary, simple things that I have taken for granted. Things I have not done too much of lately -- taking the time and enjoying the simple things in life.
Although it crept into my mind a couple of times, I did not show up at work at all this past four days. Thursday, I took an early morning drive to Luxembourg and got back to Wiesbaden by 9PM. Friday, I drove to Köln to see the Christmas markets and walked around the city center. Saturday, I drove along the Rhine River, on the western side, from Wiesbaden to Boppard; stopping along the way for coffee and lunch. Winding down the extended weekend, today I stuck around my apartment and walked around Wiesbaden. The weather has been miserable – gray skies, and on and off drizzle. But it did not take away from my enjoyment of the weekend.
The following are photos from this weekend:
Shots from Luxembourg City
Photos from the Luxembourg American WWII Cemetery and Memorial:
Köln's Christmas Market and Cathedral: