A few weeks ago, we have the opportunity to go on a hike with a group from our church. Hiking is very popular here, because of the beautiful landscapes and hiking trails available. The outing was open to the whole church and a substantial group joined us, despite pouring rain for the first few hours! It was a great way to meet some new people and have an extended period of time to talk with new friends. (Sundays are always a difficult time to really connect with people.) Needless to say, we were exhausted afterwards, both from hiking and speaking German for 6 hours! But it was a great experience.