Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Wow - Germany or more specifically Mannheim is so lush! I love this city and I've been here one day. Today I will do some exploring with Ruth and hopefully I will get oriented quickly. It is quite a small town in size but there are over 2 million people who live here. It makes me realize just how bad Calgary is organized because of the traffic congestion we face each day - not a problem here. These are a few pics of what I saw on my walk yesterday...

If you look closely you'll notice that the cars park half way on the sidewalk to make room for other vehicles. This also ensures that in the case of an emergency, EMS can get to it.

German lesson for the day: Feuerkaefer = Fire bug

My transition is going well thus far. Jet lag - what's that? I slept really well last night and I feel great today! Here's a little picture I colored last night so I could stay awake a bit longer - it worked :)

Tomorrow I will be attending a leadership meeting for churches within Mannheim. It starts at 8:30am but I don't think this will be a problem as I woke up at 7:30 and slept in till 8:30 this morning.

You're all lucky I was able to figure out how to get on my blog. Everything was in German but I just kept clicking till I got where I needed to be. Ha ha - well I will post pics of my place once I move till then, Tschuss! * pronounced somewhat like juice but with more of a t sound at the beginning.


  1. What a great colorer you are. Clearly you come from a very artistically rich gene pool.


  2. glad to hear your journey went well and your photos are great. They park on the sidewalks in Poland too. drop me a line when you can and fill me in on what you are doing so my prayers can be "less general" !!! :)
    sending love and hugs
    the colouring is awesome !!!!! I wnet to a prayer conference once that used colouring for mindful meditation :)