My computer is keeping home time so according to the date, it was still July 1st - Canada Day - when I logged on. We git to celebrate extra long. Yesterday...
... the crew put on a private party for all the Canadians on board and we had cocktails in the front lounge and discussed who lived where. Almost all of us were from Western Canada and two couples lived 2 1/2 hours from us - one in Abbotsford and one in Kelowna.
We spent the morning on a walking tour of of Old City in Cologne and visited the Gothic cathedral. Sigh... while everyone else was oohing and aahing over it's fancy structure and decorating, I found the simple buildings cross the way with clean lines and graceful arched balconies much more appealing. It somewhat reflects my choice in clothing.
We walked back from Old Town along the river. It's beautiful tree lined and so fabulous to see people walking, riding bikes, and picnicking. After dinner, we walked the other way. The trees are beautiful.
We found a Starbucks. I loved the use of the church pew, wrought iron tables, and parlor chairs. Very fun. Luckily the drink menu looks familiar although some of the food is different. It's franchise alike but not quite identical. The cobblestone streets were gorgeous. I find myself drawn to different textures.
I spent a few minutes in a shop that featured the designs of the proprietress. I asked if I could take pictures and she said yes and then when I started taking them she waved her hands and exclaimed no, no, no. I think we had a communication issue but after that we exchanged some details like I had sewn my outfit and she thought it looked gorgeous and that I liked her designs for women in sizes 40-56. When I asked if that was hip size, she looked at me and told me what my hip measurement was. And she had it right. That was pretty impressive.
The clothes were gorgeous and had similarities to much of the work that Marcy Tilton shows from her Paris tours and elements of her and Katherine's designs. I loved that they were interesting and more unique for what we would call the plus size market.
Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture of what I was wearing but you have seen it before. I'm sure I'll be wearing it again especially as there is a heat wave following along with us and my warmer clothes are likely to get pushed aside in favour of these cooler ones until that changes.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - simple architecture