NuernbergHello. Today was a good day. After getting up early to meet Justin before breakfast, we ran out of time to do what we planned, instead scarfing down breakfast only to walk back and forth waiting for the bus driver, who missed his appointment. After meeting up with the bus, we went first to a half-finished Nazi building converted to a museum. The building was a sort of amphitheater, but the Nazis got interrupted in building it. Then we went to the Nazi parade grounds, which was a huge open area where they used to have their conventions. Then we drove by the courthouse where they held the Nuernberg war crimes trials after the war.
When we broke for lunch, Justin and I went shopping briefly (something stained some of my pants, leaving me with even fewer pairs from my already overused and boring selection). Then we went to the post office and bought postcard stamps, finally. Then we ate lunch--doner kebabs and durum, which was good and filling. Conveniently located right next door was a gelateria, with, as Justin says, some of the best ice cream we've had in Europe. Our favorite flavors were "bacio" something or other (that means kiss), which was chocolate with hazelnuts and cherries; and tiramisu. We've had several tiramisu ice creams, but this one was the best so far. Also, hazelnuts are very very popular in Europe. Fine with me.
Then we met the group, went around in Albrecht Durer's home, converted to a museum, then walked around Nuernberg to see some churches, then we disbanded. Justin and I shopped again (I found a pair of pants! Hurrah!!) and then went up for dinner. Now I'm heading out with some girlies. See you later!