Today I woke up by my mom's loud voice saying, "Get up, get up!" So I woke up and did what she asked, defiantly. We were catching a train to Passau today. We are visiting one of my dad's close friends, named Herbert. If you remember, we already visited him early in the trip, but with a limited amount of time. I am glad that we came back to see him. I think it will be a blast. He has two children, one 12 and one 14. I am about to go watch a German soccer game with them on TV. It is the National Woman's Cup.
When we got on the train I had work to do. I did my math and wrote a couple postcards. In fact, I did math for 4 hours, and wrote my postcards in about 15 minutes. We had to change trains in Munich. That may sound boring, but we actually got on the wrong train car and barely got off in time.
On the next train ride I had no work to do! My dad convinced mom to allow us to watch a movie. We watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I have not seen that one for awhile. I think it is one of my favorites!
When we arrived in Passau we were greeted by Herbert. We had to stop at the grocery store before we got to his house. They have a interesting way of shopping in Europe. You put one Euro in a slot in the cart and you only get that Euro back when you return the cart. It must be a way of making people put the carts back where they found them. In the produce section, you have to weigh your items in a bag and print out a bar code to stick on the bag. Normally in the U.S., the cashier does all that.
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