I am sorry to say that I did not bring the cable to upload pictures I have taken to my Mom's computer, but since I don't have the matching software either it doesn't really matter, eh? I have high hopes that once Rolf arrives everything will be fixed to everyones satisfaction.
I cannot use my Laptop to make a really nice post with pictures and whatnots (I have to admit blushingly that I'd have to install "Hello" on my Mom's PC and hello, I don't really know how...) so I tell you about some links that show adequately how beautiful the area where I grew up is. The websites of the charming towns and villages of the south-western part of Germany sorely lack any English content, bear with me and have a good look at the pictures!
This is the town where I was born in. My Grandfather and lots of relatives still live there. My Mom and I went there on Saturday just after I arrived and it really looked like on the pictures, just the weather wasn't as nice.
I am staying with my Mom who lives in Kandel where incidentally Rolf grew up also.
Yesterday I spent some time shopping in Karlsruhe which is situated on the other side of the Rhine River where I used to live and work before moving to Canada.
To round things off: Tonight we'll be going here, also pretty and nice to shop in. Click on "Tourismus & Freizeit" and then "virtueller Stadtrundgang" to see pictures, I couldn't make it work otherwise.
I totally understand that links are not as entertaining as posted pictures, nothing I can do about this now. Should everything go as expected count on appearing pictures from Saturday on.