Dateline Arbon, Switzerland.
About 10 years ago, Remo stayed with us in American for five weeks while he was studying English in a program hosted at Seattle University.
I was 10, Brian was 7. The year was 1996.
At the very end of his stay, Remo’s twin brother, GÃ¼nther, stopped by.
Our family kept in contact with Remo for a while, but time and distance got the best of everyone and contact was lost.
Until a little less then a month ago. We have a book that everyone who stays at our house signs. They fill out their name, address, phone number, and a short little note, if they like.
Using the powers of the Internet and Skype, I was able to track down Remo and GÃ¼nther. This actually turned out to be pretty easy as the hadn’t even changed phone numbers in the 10 years since they visited the United States.
Today we saw them for the first time in 10 years. It was pretty cool.
Remo found us a great hotel to stay in. We moved in, had dinner, and talked for hours about everything.
Tomorrow we’re going on a tour of Switzerland.