Saturday in Heidelberg
today was our first day of exploring together, and it started off a bit tense. I had been traveling solo all week determining my path and recording memories at my leisure. mark had been working and interacting with co-workers all week. I was excited to have a companion. he was excited to be taking photos and being free from the office. maybe you can sense the conflict brewing.
our first sights of Heidelberg where just as I imagined Germany to be- lots of brick buildings, tight streets, and lots of people walking and talking. we walked over the Neckar on the "old bridge" to get a foggy view of the Heidelberg Castle.
then took over 700 steps up this path to reach the "philosopher's walk." the name of this path comes from the practice of Heidelberg's philosophers and university professors walking and talking here.
from the philosopher's walk we made our way through town to reach the incline that would take us up to Heidelberg Castle.
what goes up must come down. during our walk around the city streets we found:
:: the third oldest Hard Rock Cafe ::
:: a knit shop worth browsing through ::
:: flowers in the open market ::
:: and plentiful chocolatiers ::the view from our dinner spot gave us a great photo of what's happening now, here and around the world.
while the day started off rough, we both made adjustments in our attitudes and expectations to make the day wonderful. Heidelberg left us yearning for more time, as it ended up being one of our favorite stops along the way.