Cologne - not the smelly kind
Trip Start Feb 07, 2008
21Trip End May 08, 2008
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Even though our legs were feeling like Jello at this point, we took a little walk down the Rhine river, enjoying the scenery and stumbled upon a chocolate factory-what luck!! The Lindt Chocolate Factory was definately the highlight of this trip! First, we went through the museum section where we learned how the process of making chocolate works and got to experience a little climate change in the tropical forest room. We also got to walk through the actual factory section where people in the little white baker's hats were mixing the chocolate and handing out samples of chocolate on wafer sticks from the chocolate fountain....yeah, it was pretty much amazing! I got sucked into the gift store and made it out with only 3 bars of chocolate which I thought was pretty good will power! But then Mackenzie and I got sucked into the restaurant where we just had to have some strawberry cheesecake deliciousness that I don't know how to spell or say. (They really had to pressure us into these places...haha!) All in all, the Lindt Chocolate Factory reassured me over and over that my dream of owning a candy store is going to come true and it is going to be awesome! :)
Being it was almost lunch time, we wandered around the city for awhile trying to find a place to sit and eat our sack lunches and resorted to a cement pad on the side of the street...not the prime picnic area I know, but we were too hungry and our legs were too tired to search anymore. Teikyo, our university, provided lunch for us and we got one cheese sandwich (literally a bun and a slice of cheese) and one ham sandwich (a bun, butter, and a slice of ham). But it was okay because they surprised us all with full size Snickers bars and nobody cared about the "sandwiches" anymore.
All this adventure needed to be followed by a good German bier in a good German pub, so we walked some more and with the help of one of our teachers, we found one and put down a delicious beer in a friendly little pub just like what you would imagine a German pub to be.
We headed back home after this and I rushed back to my computer so I could tell you all about it. I feel that even though I don't really get to talk to you all that often, this is my way of connecting to home :) keep commenting--I love to wake up in the morning (nightime in SD) and see the messages you leave before I go to class. Hope it warming up back there! "Talk" to you soon!