After a lovely morning of sight-seeing, farmers’ market-ing, and shopping, we had typical Westphalian food for lunch, in the old, wood-paneled interior in the restaurant at Münster’s only remaining local brewery, Pinkus Müller. After lunch, we of course had to stop for ice cream. Hey, it’s summer in Germany – even if it’s threatening rain, one must have ice cream!

 Our next stop was the championship site to take a look at a few of the marathon obstacles:

one of the marathon obstacles ...

one of the marathon obstacles …

... and another

… and another

… and then to drop off all the decorations we had brought with us for the U.S. team’s table at tonight’s Nations’ Party. Everyone was drafted to help with the decorations, and we’re headed back there shortly to see the final results and to enjoy Phil’s famous barbecued ribs and the food and drink provided by all the other nations.

our group helped to decorate the U.S. table for the Nations' Party ...

our group helped to decorate the U.S. table for the Nations’ Party …

... which features A LOT of red, white, and blue

… which features A LOT of red, white, and blue

Go Team USA!

Go Team USA!