Lucky girls, us! Sweet Connie came to the train station and picked us up, and has been the most amazing hostess for our time in Frankfurt! We've had two nights and a day here, with our friends Connie and Franz, and their two high-school-age daughters, enjoying their great hospitality and lots of laughter. They live northeast near Bad Kreuznach, drive the kids daily to an international school in Oberursel (about 1 1/2 hours drive each way!). Yesterday we were in the city of Frankfurt all day, strolling along the river, walking in the old downtown streets, and visiting a striking art retrospective of the expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. One of the many joys of this exhibit was seeing paintings of Berlin street scenes that were now very familiar to us.
In a few hours we fly on to Istanbul!!! All is well.