So far, Germany has been fantastic. My family is very welcoming and is always including me in their activities. I’ve been taken to a Rhododendron garden, where I ran into Paige. The garden is full of different kinds of vendors, selling handmade items such as goat-fur brooms and jewelry. I was then taken to a Middle Ages Festival, where people were dressed up in medieval costumes and even forging their own weapons and armor. Below are some pictures of the Rhododendron garden, the Medieval Festival, and Blieskastel.