A Great Start in Gelsenkirchen

May 29, 2012 at 1:22 am 2 comments

The first night we arrived in Gelsenkirchen, we started with a BBQ in the garden at Cory’s host family’s house- the team learned a new yard game called Viking Chess. I spent last night with Karin and Jorg Staritz, they were wonderful hosts. The next day Jorg took me to Schutzenfest then we hiked up to a view point that over looked the Gelsenkirchen area. After that Karin and I toured water castles Berge, Herten and Westerholt by bike. At one of the castles they were having a market- great music, food and arts/crafts. The region is very beautiful and you can bike every where in this area, but there are not as many bikes as Munster. In the evening we met for a dinner with Cory and Laura and their host families, then we toured the castle town of Westerholt which dates back to the 1600s. Below are some highlights from my day with Jorg and Karin. Last night I arrived at the home of the Gills, who are my hosts for the rest of the week, I look forward to getting to know them.









Entry filed under: Team Blog.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. billrobson1  |  May 29, 2012 at 7:03 am

    You all look so relaxed. Continue to have fun and enjoy the whole experience

  • 2. BONNIE  |  May 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

    wow! You look so relaxed and in your element! Hope you’re taking lots of pictures. Find anything good at the craft sales? LOVE YA


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