Wow, after weeks in airline booking hell, we actually made it to Germany-- to Berlin, the city I actually bought the tickets for, and only a day late. I'll tell you the story about what an amazing miracle that is another time. Basically, as late as the morning of our flight I didn't know if the trip was even going to happen.
Today we're heading to Dresden for our first cymbal meet, then back to Berlin for another meet tomorrow, then to Munich on the 10th, then to Istanbul to meet Cymbal & Gong's smiths, and to visit some other foundries.
So we'll be on very light posting for another 12 days or so, making this a fine time to pore over our voluminous archives.