I will be spending the next 6 weeks in Europe. Mostly in Freiburg, studying for the USMLE Step 1. Ian is taking a semester of classes at the Albert Ludwigs Universität, which was more than enough of an excuse for me to come along.
It's a short walk into the Black Forest from our apartment, where we have gone almost every day. It really is a fairytale land. On Sunday we took a path that led up to a clearing, offering a gorgeous view of houses nestled into the hillside. As soon as we reached the top of the hill we saw that there were huge rainclouds headed our way. We decided to keep walking anyway, figuring that we would get wet even if we did turn back. We managed to take a bit of refuge under some trees and didn't get too wet after all. It was amazing to watch this storm pass over the distant city, temporarily disrupting our view of the buildings, and finally to clear once again to bright blue skies and chirping birds.