28 August 2012

Berlin with Baby: German History Museum

Note: This series, Berlin with Baby, is being written in real time to be published upon our return to the United States.

August 14 -- Jane and I went to another museum today, the German History Museum. I carried her on my back on the way there and then she rode in my front for most of the museum. I had to check the diaper bag at the coatroom, but that was OK/we didn't have a blowout until we got back to the apartment.

This museum was a "don't miss" site in my guidebook, and he suggested the audioguide, which I also did. Jane did REALLY well again, and we had a good time, although my feet are killing me. She's got to weigh 25 pounds if she weighs an ounce!

Two ideas I've had with all this tourist-ing:

1) iTunes walking tours and guides to museums, especially in various languages. It turns out there is a City Guide app to Berlin for $5, but at the end of my trip I don't think it's worth it. Something similar for the bus tour and/or river boat cruise would be good too.

2) Tag me on Facebook T-shirts. This stems from an idea I've had for ages -- writing a story about two people who used to know each other, and one appears in the background of vacation snapshots of someone the second person knows. I don't know the rest of the story, but it would just be an idea to get the story started I guess -- reigniting a romance or friendship/helping people find their way back to each other.  Anyway, in this era of social media wearing your Facebook name on a T-shirt that also asks to be tagged could be fun -- then you'd be connected online with the people you were with at the museum on a given day in time. Stupid and unworkable, but I still thought about it. (And thought it was genius for a bit...)

Ready for site seeing!

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