Forty minutes away from our rural chateau lies the city of Strasbourg. The capitol of Christmas! Joyeaux Noelle!
I came to Strasbourg 20 years ago when I lived in Heidelberg for the summer of 1996. 20 years ago!!!!!! Goodness. That is scary. 1996 is so long ago that I don’t even have digital pictures of the first Overseas Adventure that Nathan, Paul and I took together!
What a difference 20 years makes.
We drink wine now instead of cheap apple liquor, we actually buy lunch instead of saving the money for a night train that will also double as a hotel, and where did these little creatures come from?
Joyeaux Noelle. Yes!!!!!
Strasbourg, you are a city of new memories now.
Burgers, brasseries, cheese-smothered hot dogs, Paul pouring his wine in the garbage, four of us sharing a McDonald’s cheeseburger for a snack, street cafes, crepes, more pretzels, the Astronomical Clock, teddy bears and gluhwein and millions of lights everywhere.
So when are we coming back? I will light a candle to that.