Monday, September 10, 2007

Guten Tag!

I'm actually on my way to bed, but I wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know that I made it to Vienna safely & I'm having a wonderful time! I'm typing on Missy's laptop right now and everything is in German which is making things a bit difficult for me but that's all right. I'm visiting my friend Missy & her husband Kai. He is a pastor here in Vienna and they have an intern right now whose name is Ludwig. Today the four of us hopped on a train and went to Durnstein, a small town east of here. We had a picnic by the Danube, took a bazillion pics and ate grapes right off the vine from the vineyards that were all around. Tomorrow the boys are back to work and Missy and I are going to explore the city. My German is hopeless, but I do have some new vocab to share with those of you I will see when I return home. Some of the new words come complete with sign language complements of Ludwig.
Gute Nacht (which I have learned has to be said with the right amount of throat scraping or you don't say 'good night', you say 'good naked' - oops!)


Alicia said...

good naked to you too! :) Can't wait to see the wonderfully beautiful pictures of all that you're seeing and doing. Hope you have an uber good time! (uber is 1 of about 5 german words I know)

Erin said...

I'm so glad that you are having fun. I can't wait to see your pictures!

Karis said...

I have always wondered what my first innocent slip saying the wrong thing is going to be when I'm trying to converse in French in Cameroon. That warning about "good naked" and "good night" was a good one for them to fill you in on!

What an experience you must be having, and we get to "go along" with you through your blog.

Adele said...

That's hilarious! I've made a few French mistakes in the past, but thankfully they weren't too damaging. Well, I suppose the lady I sent in the wrong direction at the grocery store probably wouldn't think so. My American ear thought she was asking for rabbit until I later realized she had asked where the bread was located. Oops.

I'm glad you're having such a great time.

Troy & Sherry said...

hey friend - thanks for your prayers - have fun and be safe - love you

carissa said...

I hope you're doing well in Vienna. Maybe you're home by now :) Soo funny about "good naked".... :)
Did you have a good b-day? I guess 30 isn't so bad! Have a great day! It's so good to hear from you.

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