At the stables
On Saturday, I went with Ina and my host brothers (Jan and Marc) to a soccer or football tournament at their local "football pitch." This was a great cultural experience for me to see how important football is to the German culture. I also ate my first official brautwurst.
Then we went to Schloss Nordkirchen. The house is nicknamed "Little Versailles." We only walked around the outside of the house. However, the house and gardens were all very beautiful. I went to Versailles in Paris two years ago, I can see the resemblance between the two. Hopefully, Ina and I will go back to tour the inside.
On Sunday, Ina, Rachel, Gerd (Ina's boyfriend) and I went to the Besucherzentrum Ruhr (Ruhr Museum) in Essen. The museum was about the Ruhr region of Germany. The museum is in an old coal processing factory. The museum was very interesting in how the old machinery from the processing factory were still kept and incorporated into the museum.