Sunday we went to Heidelburg for my first castle tour. After climbing about a billion stairs - (why they had to build those things way up in the hills is beyond me!) - we reached the front entrance. I wish I could post photos - which I promise to do eventually - because I'm not sure I can do it justice. I was definitely impressed. For one thing, it was huge - and so intricate - and the views from the grounds out over the city were beautiful. So, here's a little trivia question. As we walked the grounds, we came up on a bust of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe simply noting that he liked to hang out here back in the day. Steve and I both knew the name and knew we should know who this guy was, but couldn't for the life of us think of why. So I would be curious if any of you know him off the top of your head. When I came home and looked him up I wasn't quite as embarrassed as I thought I would be. :)
We have tickets Saturday night for a dinner cruise on the Neckar river for the castle illumination. It's supposed to be pretty cool. I'm glad I got to see it up close beforehand.
On another note, our couch is scheduled to be delivered on Friday. I can't tell you how we both long for Friday. We have actually found ourselves daydreaming about our couch - how we'll sit on it and read, or sit on it and look out the window, or sit on it and eat (since we won't have a dining table for another couple of weeks). Steve asked me last night if we had any plans for Friday night - I told him we were going to sit on our new couch. And was sort of serious. I don't think you realize how essential the "essentials" can be until you are living without them!