Well, Germany for one. And Austria for the other. And since then, lots of work to catch up on to make up for the time while I was gone. (And for the knitters — I got my Ravelry invitation while I was gone, so that’s been taking up a bit of my time as well.) I’ve been back for just over a week, now.
I do want to post a bit about the trip in the upcoming days when I have time to do it. For now, here’s a photo of something I found a little odd; high fashion mannequins wearing traditional Bavarian clothing. (There were a lot of window displays like this. It was Oktoberfest time, you see. There were also a lot of people actually wearing these clothes, completely unselfconsciously and non-ironically, because that’s what you wear to the festival! To my cynical American eyes, this was odd but also rather nice. It almost made me want to don a dirndl.