From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Berlin Adventure

Isaac's study-abroad trip begins



Life has been proceeding at breakneck pace around here for a couple of weeks. Much of the activity has been related to Isaac's trip to Germany. He will be in Berlin for five weeks, through a Kentucky program for international study. While there, he'll earn six hours of college credit. The two classes he is taking are "History of Berlin" and "Hitler and Nazi Germany".

On Wednesday (May 26), Keely, Isaac, and I drove to Cincinnati.  On Thursday (May 27), Isaac and his group flew out of the Cincinnati airport -- and Keely and I drove back home.

The photo above was taken as the group waited to go through security. The very tall, dark-headed fellow at the right side of the photo is Dr. Pizzo, the history professor. He's from Murray State University -- Isaac's school.  The other professor, Dr. Henneberg, has dual German and American citizenship. At Morehead State University in Kentucky, she teaches German, but in Germany, she teaches American poetry (if I'm remembering correctly.)

Isaac left word on his Facebook that he has arrived safe and sound. He said that he had been up for 28 hours, but I think that surely he slept a little on the plane. I hope so, anyhow! According to the itinerary, the whole group is taking a tour of the city and eating dinner together on Saturday, and then on Sunday, they have their first classes.

1 comment:

Collagemama said...

Sounds like an excellent program, and I bet he has a little fun during the five weeks, too.

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