It has been five months since we have left Germany. Our daily life still has remnants of our time there. Our prayer before mealtime and bedtime is in German, the kitchen iPod dock will blast Deutsche Welle every morning, and we have continued with our weekly German conversation tutor.
Last night Philip and Rachel had a special treat of meeting up with a Pittsburgh German language group at the Hofbräuhaus. We can attest that the restaurant is really in authentic German style and our server even spoke German. We sat in the Bier Garten, overlooking the Monogahela River on long benches along long tables, with about 25 or 30 other Germanophiles.
We hope to go there again, as the people we met were so interesting and delightful. It also happened to be Phil's birthday, so many people wished him "Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!"