Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day of Rest

Sunday was really a day of rest after a busy two weeks in Germany. We went to church in the Dresden ward this morning, and got to meet Sister Clay, Amanda's MTC companion who is serving there. They had a lot to catch up on, so we had to drag Amanda away from her after church. We had a nice visit with her companion, Sister Linford, as well.

We had a great lunch at our hotel. We had planned to eat on the patio. Then, it rained hard. That wasn't really enough to chase us inside, however, till a giant spider landed at our table. Then we joined the rest of the dinners who had grabbed their plates and ran indoors when the rain started coming down in sheets.

We went back to Dresden to see the inside of the Frauenkirche, which was closed last night. It was so beautiful and really worth the 180 million Euros it cost to restore it.

We climbed the Hausmannsturm for a beautiful view of the city. It was nice and cool with a light breeze, which was so refreshing after the heat we've had the past week. There is a nice view of the Elbe river from there with the opera house on the left and the Catholic church on the right.

We walked across the Elbe on the Augustus Bridge. Looking back you get a nice view of Bruhl's Terrace, a lovely place to stroll with a view of the river below.

On the opposite side of the river is the Golden Cavalier tribute to August the strong, Prince of Saxony and King of Poland. Without him none of this would have been possible!

We had ice cream for dinner. They don't just sell ice cream here, but all sorts of fancy concoctions. Fortunately, the menu has pictures of each item, so you know what you're getting. Unfortunately, with so many choices it takes forever to decide. I chose the apple strudel with vanilla ice cream. That hit the spot! After I post this blog we're going to play some more Ligretto, which is a card game Amanda bought in Germany. It requires someone with quick hands and a a quick mind, two things I lost many years ago! They let me cheat sometimes. That way I don't loose every hand!

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