It had been three years since my last trip to Germany, so it was time to visit again. This time I was able to fly directly from Pittsburgh to Frankfurt, which made for a much shorter journey.
Highlights of my vacation were, in no particular order:
The pretty town of Idstein/Taunus
A tour through a precious gem mine near Idar-Oberstein
An interview with my hometown newspaper, Die Rheinpfalz
A class reunion
And numerous meetings with family and friends at restaurants and cafes to taste Spaghetti Eis, Flammkuchen, pizza, and generous portions of breakfast platters. Needless to say, I did not lose weight!