Thursday, July 30, 2009

Goodbye to Erlangen

Parting is such sweet sorrow...

Leaving Erlangen today, on the Odzucks' express. (It is not an express; Sebastian drives 140 km/hr on the Autobahn, in the far right lane. Ducks flash their beaks at us, and pass on the left, scornfully). But I am headed for Berlin, and am grateful for the chance to visit with Eva and Sebastian, and argue about the "American Dream" (our selected topic for car trip) today.

A final note about Erlangen: the weather. People have been saying that now that I am leaving, summer is finally here. Here is the forecast:

Thursday Partly Cloudy Rain
High: 22°C / 72°F. Winds: W 16-24 kph (10-15 mph)

Thursday Night Mostly Cloudy Rain
Low: 10°C / 50°F. Winds: Calm

Friday Overcast Rain
High: 21°C / 69°F. Winds: Calm

Friday Night Partly Cloudy Chance of Rain
Low: 11°C / 52°F. Winds: E 8 kph (5 mph)

Goodbye, Erlangen!
I'll miss the bread, the beer, and most of all the good friends. Even thinking of the friends I made here, and how much I will miss them, makes me start to cry a little bit. But the weather....I will NOT miss the weather.


Dirty Davey said...

I actually find it hard to believe that coming from anywhere else in the world to the middle of North Carolina in July/August, you won't miss the weather in the other place.

Martin said...

It did not rain today, my weather forecast has a 10-20% probability for tomorrow and Saturday.

Anyway, we already agreed on the strange weather this summer in Germany.

I will call rainy summers "Munger summer" from now on. Way too hot summers will be "Siroky summers".