On a different note, my cousin Brad arrived yesterday and will be here for two weeks. We already introduced him to the wonderfulness of gelato. His response: "what IS this stuff?" me: "Gelato" Brad: "I know, but what IS it?!!" I think it was a hit.
Tonight we head to London for 3 nights (VERY much hoping the Gaza protests are no longer going on). We return on Sunday for a weinfest in Kasel, our village. Next week, we'll hopefully be going to Heidelberg, Brussels, Munich, Bernkasel, and Luxembourg City.