It's good to be back in Germany. I missed it more than I would have guessed.
The good friends that we are staying with live just outside Cologne, near Bonn actually. Such nice people -- they make us feel very welcome. Jana gets married this afternoon, the ceremony and the later reception both within a block or so from the famous Cologne Cathedral. It's a beautiful day, the weather could not be more perfect. We might stay in Germany an extra day or two.