Visiting Germany

I put a post up about my flight to Celle, and had intended to put up some updates throughout the trip, but work consumed a lot of my time and I didn’t quite have time to get them done while I was there.  In addition, there wasn’t enough interesting things happening on each day to post.   

Celle Day 1

Forgot my razor.  Got a very good shave from a hotel razor.  Forgot to exchange currency, hotel can’t.  Slept pretty well considering a total lack of preparation.Celle Photo

Work went well today, met some new folks and attended a meeting completely conducted in German.  That part was hard.  I got the meaning of most things, but had to circle back after the meeting on a few.

When I got back to the hotel after work, I went for a 2 mile run and got to see the castle here in Celle.  It was a good run, but there are so many pedestrians here that the sidewalks are hard to navigate with others walking.  Also, it is hard to find a atm.  I found out that most are housed in doors here, not a lot of drive thru traffic I guess.

Heading to get a sandwich for dinner then back to get some work email cleaned up.

Celle Day 2

Not a lot to report on day 2.  Spent a little time walking around the city center.  Work went well, full day of meetings.  Took a tour of our facility and realized just how big it is.  Likely about the same size as my home office, but much more spread out.  This is where the majority of my exercise came from today.

Celle Day 3

Morning meetings, afternoon catching up on normal work stuff.

After work, I decided to take another quick run.  I was given a guide map from a co-worker in Celle that recommended a route that would take me around the castle again. I decided to make a second lap around the castle to get a good look.  Not as impressive as I would have hoped.  After that, I ran through the city centre again, looking for our restaurant for the night.  After I found it, I ran back to the hotel.A Run In Celle

Found my boss and went for dinner.  It was quite a nice dinner, followed by packing so that we could leave in the morning without a lot of hassle

Celle Day 4

Not quite as eventful a day since we were basically right off to the airport to catch our Hanover to Frankfurt flight.  While the flight boarded and left late, we arrived on time.

Frankfurt to Houston flight boards and leaves on time.  I have spent the first hours of the flight watching Captain Phillips and Gravity.  Decided to take a quick break to write the update for Day 3 and partial of day 4.

A few hours later now.  Having watched all of Gravity (eh) and Iron Man 3, I am moving on to yet another movie, Percy Jackson Something or Other.  I had an awesome seat at the bulkhead.

photoI am home now.  Emily and I went out to the CB&I Tri to support a friend this weekend.  Em will be posting about that in the next day or so.

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