This was our first truly miserably rainy day, but the rain didn’t stop Mark and me from taking a long walk from Imke’s house downtown to climb up the bell tower of the Marienkirche, check again on the Uhus at the Dom, and walk around the old city wall and the Vitischanze, which I hadn’t shown Mark yet.
Mostly, we went so that we could go for a nice walk all by ourselves, and although we got a bit wet, the rain didn’t really turn vile until later in the day, when the whole family walked to the restaurant on the edge of the woods (Kampmeyer) for a late lunch. This was Hermann’s special treat and meant that I could finally have my coveted Spargel mit Fruehkartoffeln (asparagus, which is currently in season), without having to force it on the kids, or on Mark, all of whom had something they really liked. We went home for a special dessert Imke had made for us, and then just putzed about on the computer (organizing photos, playing soduko, etc.) for the rest of the day. We also packed our stuff for the Baltic, and Kai had his friend Guener over, finally, although they played mostly Mindcraft on the computer while he was here.