Monthly Archives: April 2000

April 28 2000

To Hetzwege

Tomorrow – no, today! – I’m going to visit my parents for the weekend. My train will leave from Bonn in 12 hours, read: shortly after noon.

I’m also going to visit some friends and my grandparents. I haven’t seen any of them since Christmas, and it will be nice to meet again.

Since my father has internet access, I can flip the home page from there, too!

Trip to the USA

Day 27″: We visited the Exploratorium in San Francisco.



27. Tag: Wir besuchten das Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Nach Hetzwege

Morgen – nein, heute! – fahre ich meine Eltern besuchen, über’s Wochenende. Mein Zug fährt in weniger als zwölf Stunden aus Bonn ab, also gegen eins am Mittag. Ach ja, mein Vater hat auch einen Internet-Zugang, so daß ich auch von da mein Weblog updaten kann.

Außerdem werde ich auch einige Freunde und meine Großeltern besuchen, die ich alle seit Weihnachten nicht mehr gesehen habe. Ich freue mich schon drauf. Unter anderem sehe ich auch Gabi wieder:

Happy Birthday!

Hallo Gabi! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

April 26 2000


Susan is leaving for Panama today. Have a nice trip! I’m already looking forward to the photos.

TigerentePanama makes me think of Janosch. I’m afraid he is not well known in the USA. Janosch is a writer who also writes and illustrates children’s books. His most famous character probably is the Tigerente (“tiger duck”). Click on the Tigerente to go to a Janosch page in English I found.

I remember a story of his in which the Little Bear and the Little Tiger find a wooden box with the name “Panama” on it. The box smells very good (as a child, I presumed it smelled of bananas, because the words sound alike), so they decide that Panama must be some kind of paradise and they want to go there. They walk and walk and walk… only to return to their home after walking in a large circle for days. But the trees and grass have grown some, and home looks sweeter after some days on the road…

Trip to the USA

Day 25: Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach in San Francisco.



25. Tag: Chinatown, Russian Hill und North Beach in San Francisco.