This photo is from a few weeks ago just after Robert and I arrived in Stuttgart. We received such a warm welcome from these great people! I was lucky to meet all of them last summer during my first visit to Stuttgart and we’ve spent time together each time I’ve been in town. (We even celebrated an American Thanksgiving together here in November — the food was a total disaster, but the company more than made up for it.) Not only did they arrange this special dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant, Goldoni, but they gave us a great big basket filled with chocolates, champagne, tea, spatzle noodles, and flowers.