They said it would be pretty…

This afternoon we drove off to the West, and to be honest, I don’t have a clue exactly where we are. I just drove as my wife gave me instructions, later followed by our loyal companion Google Maps. We’re now on some campsite. Because we arrived late and immediately brought our boy to bed, we are more or less tied to the location we parked our campervan. So, other than the surrounding area, consisting of grass, other campervans and caravans, I can only guess what the place looks like.

We’re in Rothenburg ob der Tauber (or whatever, my wife keeps coming up with some variations of that name, so I’m not sure). Of course we’re not completely here by chance. There’s special reason for it. Since this week they finally loosened some restrictions for foreign tourism – albeit under strict local regulations still. What this means is that we can finally meet up with some family, after not having seen them for a year. Heike’s mother and her partner will arrive here tomorrow with their own campervan, and we can enjoy some time together. After a year of seeing his grandmothers through a screen, I’m happy that Rafa now gets to play and interact again in real life with one of them.

So, even though I have no clue what it is we’re visiting here, we will have good company. And neighbors and colleagues already indicated that the place was well-known for being beautiful and nice. Whatever happens, it will be a good weekend.

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of one but almost two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

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