Sunday, May 20, 2007

St. Gallen to Milan to St. Gallen to Heidelberg to Mannheim...

Last night it was perfect "sit outside on the roof and watch the sunset tint the old town golden" weather.
Wow. We were in Milan in the morning, St. Gallen in the evening.
This morning Bernie and I are heading to Germany by train to visit Mannheim and to stay the night in Heidelberg. My mom's father's family was from Mannheim, and they traveled back and forth from Mannheim to Salt Lake City and back a few times, back in the late 1800's. There is a picture of my grandfather's father as a young man along with his siblings and parents on the blog entitled "Who are all these people?" Try searching for the word "Stein" if you want to take a peek.

I'm looking forward to see the town where I know they lived from 1600's until the left for America.

By the by, I'll be blogging pictures and detail once I get home. Kate is posting some pictures of our travels on her blog. I hope you enjoy her pictures and journal.

Meanwhile, the cathedral bells are ringing, and I must get ready to walk to the train. This trip I'm traveling for an overnight carrying only a small day back pack.

I'm enjoying traveling light!

Enjoy your day where ever you are. I'm thinking of many of you, and especially you Mom, as I head to your ancestral hometown.
Love you....

4 comments:

Becky said...

Ohh, I loved travelling through Italy and France last year. We stayed in Milan for two days. It makes me want to pack my bags and go again! Happy travels!

Lovella said...

Thanks for the update. It sure seems like you've been gone a long time already. I'm sure for you the days are just flying by.
What a wonderful opportunity for you to see a little more of your family heritage.

Lovella said...

Hey Jill, I'm not sure if you can feel my pinch from way over there, but if you do, when you have a minute consider yourself tagged. Miss you.

Julie said...

Cathedral bells... oh if I close my eyes and listen really hard I can almost hear them !!
I've never been to Europe but I know I would love it all !