Bill and I dined at the Neuer Ochsen again this weekend because an old Peace Corps friend of mine, Erik, is in town and wanted to get together. Neuer Ochsen is in Vaihingen, where there are plenty of restaurants and I knew several would be open today.
As it turned out, Erik was running late and he didn’t have a cell phone. We also weren’t so clear on where we were going to meet, so we both ended up waiting in the wrong areas for each other. But then I got the bright idea to check the restaurant and there he was.
We had a very good lunch… indeed, I had the same thing I had last weekend and so did Bill and Erik. We talked and laughed for about two hours. I hadn’t seen Erik in 17 years– he was starting his Peace Corps assignment in Armenia and I was finishing mine. Now that he works for the government, he’s here on business. The funny thing is, he and my husband will be hanging out this week thanks to their work.
I think it’s funny when my past intersects with Bill’s present. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon.