Generally, I'm one of those people who has no interest in looking at anyone else's travel pictures. As a result, I try not to show my pictures to too many people. But that's not going to stop me now! Here are some pictures, and a couple of teeny tiny videos, from my recent trip to Buxtehude, Germany.
Pretty much as soon as I got off the airplane, I was taken to the unveiling of the Buxtehude Bulle Award Plaque for Life As We Knew It. That's the mayor helping me out.
Then it was off to my hotel room, which had a spectacular view.
I was kept very busy during my time in Buxtehude and Hamburg, but I did watch a little bit of TV. Thanks to the various time zone differences, I got to watch some figure skating live from Japan. The only thing I didn't like about the hotel was the bathtub, which I called The Bathtub Of Death. Every time I climbed out of it (don't panic- no one took any pictures), I knew I was risking my life.
(You know, if people showed me travel photographs of their bathtubs, I'd be delighted to look at them).
In Hamburg, I was taken to meet my publisher. It was there I finally came to understand that German and English are two different languages.
Here are two tiny videos of me receiving the Buxtehude Bulle from the Deputy Mayor. You might want to lie on your side for the second one.
For those of you who prefer a photograph of the event, here it is:
If you're looking for an article in German about the event, here's one that showed up on Twitter.
The Bulle was given its own very pink suitcase to go to America in.
I think it preferred the view from my dining room table.
Of course Scooter was happy to see me when I came home. And he always likes making new friends.
I feel as though I made many new friends both in Buxtehude and in Hamburg. The trip was a once in a lifetime experience, and a memory I'll cherish forever.