Days 1-3

It’s been a busy three days! Monday, I arrived in Dresden in much better shape than when I came in December via US Airways (thanks for all the fun times, US, but I prefer to travel without missing every single connection I book, having to re-route my trip at every stop, and arriving at my destination with absolutely no luggage… it’s not me, it’s you). My trip with American Airlines/Air Berlin was successful and stress-free. Maybe you can teach US Airways how to be an airline, AA? Just a thought…

It was so wonderful to see Jacco again after 8 weeks apart! I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face when I first saw him at the airport — what a handsome guy! Excuse me for gushing, but even seeing each other in person is always a huge luxury since it doesn’t get to happen very often.

Jacco surprised me with KEYS TO THE APARTMENT and this awesome, touristy key chain that I am definitely going to actually use.
After some dinner at ‘our’ sushi place around the corner, we ran some errands, came back home, and totally crashed.

Tuesday, we had our first rehearsal for our chamber concerts. We started at 10 am, which would have been the equivalent of 4 am back home — and I was so disoriented. Hell hath no fury like rehearsing under the influence of jet lag. At the end of 2 hours, my body was screaming for rest, so we walked back home (after we ate some lunch at a cute little outdoor café and bought some flowers for our patio — pics to come later), and I took a 3-hour nap coma. It was such a beautiful day yesterday. I put on my bathing suit and sat on the terrace with Jacco for some good-ol’ American-style sunbathing, then Jacco made us a delicious dinner. I could definitely get used to this life!

Today was another great day. We walked to the historic part of the city to do some sight-seeing before our rehearsal — I’ve gotta say, I love being in Europe, partially because I can eat all I want and never gain a pound since we walk so much. Ausgezeichnet! Speaking of German words, we came across a language school where I may be able to enroll in some German courses in the fall, and the instruction is one-on-one with a teacher who also speaks English. Things are coming together!

These are some of my favorite pictures from today:
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