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Europe | 25 May 2009

Welcome Back

It was our last day. Not too much to say, but a lot to remember. We started out by packing up, eating breakfast and leaving the hotel. We got to the Frankfurt airport and flew in a plane for nine hours. It was boring, but everyone seemed to be excited to get back to the […]

Europe | 25 May 2009

Return Day

I cannot believe today is the 25th of May! It seems like yesterday that we arrived in England. I look back on this tour and all of the friends I’ve made and the new cultures and experiences that I’ve encountered and I am more than satisfied. Last night’s dinner really had a toll on me. […]

Europe | 24 May 2009

Saying Farewell in K-town

This morning I woke up and couldn’t believe what today is, this is the last full day of the tour in Europe. As I get ready for the day, so many things come to mind. It’s hard to concentrate, but I pack my bags and head to breakfast with my host family. My host family […]

Europe | 24 May 2009

Abide With Me

Hello Wisconsin Lutheran Choir friends! “Through all the world below, God is seen all around, search hills and valley through, there he’s found.” Every time we sing this song God is seen. I think about how we are witnessing it first-hand. What an amazing experience. Today was our last full day of the choir tour. […]

Europe | 23 May 2009

At Home in Wursburg & Veitsbronn

The hotel in Fulda was lovely. I was in need of a good night’s sleep. I went to bed at 11 pm, so I was refreshed and ready to go. Breakfast was quick and back on the road we went. At about 1 pm we arrived in Wursburg. This was a larger town than we […]

Europe | 23 May 2009

Wurzburg & Veitsbronn

This morning we woke up and got breakfast in the hotel lobby. They had quite the spread. Lots of bread, cheese, eggs and I think I even saw pâté! After eating, we packed the bus and headed to our first stop, Wurzburg. Here we had a few hours to get lunch and go shopping. I […]

Europe | 22 May 2009

Our Roots

Time flies…and we are almost to that point again! As usually, today was another busy day. I had a nice experience with my host family, George and Stephanie, and their two children, as the choir finished up our one-night stay in Lemgo, Germany. I had a “traditional” German breakfast, which included bread rolls, jam, hard-boiled […]

Europe | 22 May 2009

Wartburg Castle

This morning started out with a great breakfast by our hosts. We had toast of different sorts, jam, syrup and butter. We could also choose from an assortment of different meats and cheeses. It was so delicious. We then had to say goodbye, unwillingly, and left to take a city tour. The tour consisted of […]

Europe | 21 May 2009

Kolner Dom & Lemgo Concert

Departing Luxembourg was harder than I’d imagined after staying in the area for only two days. The people and their country have captured my heart I sincerely hope to return someday soon. The majority of the day was spent in transport; the bus ride was made more bearable for most of us who promptly fell […]

Europe | 21 May 2009

Getting to Germany

Hello again readers! Today was another long travel day. We traveled from Luxembourg to Germany. When we arrived, my roommate and I were paired with an older gentleman for the night. When arriving at his house he immediately showed us his garden. What a beautiful sight! Then walking to his neighbor’s garden, it was nothing […]

Europe | 20 May 2009

Luxembourg City & Schieren Concert

What a beautiful day! The birds were singing, the sun was shining and we had a most wonderful concert. Even before the concert, we had a full day of sight-seeing. Our tour guide woke us right up with his booming voice and great accent. Our first stop was at the American Military WWII Cemetery. It […]

Europe | 20 May 2009

Moyen!

Moyen! This saying, meaning good morning, is how Luxembourgers greet each other. Even if it’s 9:00 at night it’s common to hear the saying. This is one of the many fun facts I learned from my host family in Schieren, Luxembourg. Today we had a day full of sight-seeing. We were greeted in the morning […]

Europe | 19 May 2009

Let’s Go to Luxembourg

Hello again blog readers! Today was another one of those long travel days. We said goodbye to Paris this morning and were on our way to Luxembourg. A seven-hour trip total, we stopped halfway in a smaller town called Verdun and ate lunch. I had a Croquet Missure which was like a grilled cheese sandwich […]

Europe | 19 May 2009

Next Stop: Luxembourg

Hey Wisconsin Lutheran Choir fans! The sun rises early in Paris, but not as early as me! I was up at 6:00 am this morning, and then had a delicious breakfast which included a chocolate croissant before leaving our wonderful hotel. We proceeded to drive for a long time through the gorgeous French countryside before […]

Europe | 18 May 2009

Paris Opera House & La Madeleine Concert

This morning had quite the start. All three of my roommates and I missed our alarm clocks. I was awoken by the sound of someone pounding on our door. Sleepily I opened it to find a tour manager looking for the robes my roommate had. Apparently, we were supposed to be on the bus half […]

Europe | 18 May 2009

Exploring The Louvre

This is our second day in Paris and I feel that this may be the most tired that I have been this trip so far. I have gone to bed no earlier than 3 am these past three nights, but not to worry! My fatigue did not stop me from utilizing my Louvre pass! At 8 […]

Europe | 17 May 2009

Speechless in Paris

How is one supposed to verbalize an adventure to paper? I suppose I will just have to attempt. If anyone is as infatuated with the Phantom of the Opera musical as yours truly, then the trip to the Grand Opera House in Paris would have indeed been the experience of a lifetime. Evidently, Napoleon III […]

Europe | 17 May 2009

Free Day in Paris – Expect the Unexpected

Yesterday started off like any other day on the tour, but there was one exception—it was a FREE DAY! We could do whatever we would like with a Metro Pass in hand. My first thought was to relax a little bit due to extreme pace we had had on the previous days, so I rested […]

Europe | 16 May 2009

Almost a Week in the Books

Hello once again, but this time it is from Paris! Yes, we had some exciting times yesterday… We left from Rouen, France after a one-night stop there. There were two highlights on the day, the first being Monet’s Garden in Vernon. God’s hand was clearly shown at the Gardens. There were so many colors and […]

Europe | 16 May 2009

Finally in France

Hello WLC Choir friends! We’ve reached the wonderful land of France and what an experience we’ve had so far. After leaving our hotel this morning, we explored Monet’s Gardens in Giverny. As we wondered around, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed at God’s wondrous creation. I’m so glad he created color! Our next stop was […]

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