surprise in Germany
But apparently not a surprise to everyone...
I very much want to make this a long and memorable entry, however the schedule we're on for this tour of Europe is nothing short of brutal. We're getting *maybe* 5 hours sleep a night, and up every morning between 6:00-6:30am. I know we've slacked on updating our travel journal for a couple of days now, but we've been on the move to different countries every day so we just haven't had the time. Tonight is our first two-night stay in the same place since we were in London, so hopefully we'll get a chance to update you all on our outings sometime tomorrow.
But this entry isn't really about our trip. Today after leaving our hotel just outside Cologne, Germany, we stopped in Heidelberg for a couple of hours. Heidelberg is most famous for being host to the oldest University in Germany, as well as being home to a stunning red sandstone castle originally erected under Friedrich V (1613 - 1619). Near the main shopping square, there is a very cool modern fountain that I stopped to take a picture of (and will upload later) - it was raining very lightly at this point of our visit, but it wasn't too cold or too wet, and our trip up until this point had been on the rather *warm* side, so we didn't mind much and weren't hurrying to get out of the weather. It was at this point that Tim got very romantic... he told me how much he loves me, and that I treat him like a King... and from behind his back he produced an engagement ring to rival Loreley Rock and asked if I'd be his Queen.
There should be no doubt, but I did indeed say yes. :)
And now I find out that just about everybody already knew! Well, I'm very extremely surprised, and you all sure can keep a secret. :)
Off to cuddle now with my fiancé... it feels *very* different, and very wonderful.