We tried something new today, adventuring outside of Mannheim to take part in a Renaissance Fair in the nearby town of Worms! I didn’t quite know what to expect, just that I was crossing my fingers for no rain. It turned out that Worms is about the most picturesque town you can find, like, anywhere.
It was big, beautiful, and something out of a different era, as most everyone was in costume…Everyone but us, of course.
The day was perfect for this kind of event, and we spent a lot of time just wandering…
Sometime after lunch, we took a break to sit in the shade and play some chess, with me Vs. my friend Alex.
As clouds gathered on the horizon, we got ready to head out.
The storm broke just after we’d switched from the Regional Train to our neighborhood tram.
There was no time to feel sorry for ourselves, though—we’d all signed up to go to a ballet performance with other Goethe students that evening. The event was being organized by the Goethe Institut, so we didn’t want to be late!
We made it in the end, though, finding a break in the rain at just the right time.
I loved the show, but I’ve read the book… my friends weren’t as familiar with the story, and they decided to head out during the intermission. Being on my own for the second half wasn’t all bad, though…
So, it was a great day full of new adventures. The hard part now will be saying good-bye, in just a few days’ time…