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O satisfy us in

the morning with

Your lovingkindness,

That we may sing

for joy and be glad

all our days.

Psalm 90:14


Sunday, January 30, 2005

Finally, Sunday!

Well. My head is tired! Today... Justin and I got packed up and hustled off to catch a train to Bern for our way home. That train was cancelled (how strange--two problems back to back after having none!), so we caught another and went to Bern, which is the capital of Switzerland. Because of the way Switzerland's government is set up (the people have huge power), the capital isn't even that big.

To make it back to Riva by dinner, we had to leave about 3 hours after we got there, so we had to hurry. We walked around and found the state building, crossed a cool bridge, and found a museum. We decided to check it out, and found out it was free entry and they gave us a ticket for free refreshments! We walked around and tried to get something out of the museum experience, but really couldn't, as there were hardly any exhibits (turns out they were all downstairs), and most of the labels were in German. So, we got our refreshments. This was great. There was a slice of excellent bread, and several chunks of some really good cheese. It tasted like American "Swiss cheese," but was kind of more brittle and had funny little crunchy spots in it. Very good. And I had orange juice. This solved our problem of having to buy food at a store or restaurant, (plus breakfast was free at the hostel) and saved us time as well. Then we left and went to a cathedral you can see for miles around. It had massive supports on its outside walls, and very elaborate stonework and decoration. Then we climbed the tower. Man, oh man. It was really, really high. My legs were so tired. And it was in a spiral. You could see for so far. When we thought we got to the top, turns out you can go another 90 steps to get to the tippy top. So we did that. Then we hurried down (train leaving in roughly half an hour) and looked at the inside, which was amazing too. There was a very massive organ, among other amazing things. Then we hurried so fast to the train station, barely remembering (thank you Lord!) to get our luggage out of the lockers before catching the train to Lugano. My goodness. I'll sleep well tonight. We made it home in time for dinner (third free meal!) and I have been on the computer nearly ever since.

Learning. Academically... I felt like I learned something from the cathedral. I'm not sure what it was, and I don't really think it was pleasant. It seemed very harsh, somehow. Maybe the extreme height and decoration or something. Or our rush in seeing it. I don't know. Also, I finished my book for school, which I also didn't like. There was one chapter that was kind of worthwhile in it, and that not very. Personally... I learned something about how to move forward. I'm not sure yet; I hope I can keep going better for a while.


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