Big Bro and I conversed in rather halting German for a while last night, and it’s quite shocking how much I’ve forgotten. It does come back when I speak it for a bit, but I wouldn’t really consider myself fluent anymore. Big Bro mentioned Rosetta Stone again, and said he’d get me a copy, so that’ll help – if he comes through this time :-p
We mentioned the possibility of going on another trip to Germany together, too. Maybe back to Karlsruhe, which we both liked, or maybe Hamburg – I’d love to see Hamburg again. It’ll probably be next spring/early summer before we can make it happen, though – I already have more travel plans than I know what to do with between now and Christmas, and taking time off work in the first few months of the new year is verboten. But it’s something to look forward to, and a reason to keep practising the language.