Kickin’ it with Otto Schneider at the Kneippanlage in Maisental, Bad Urach.

What is kneippen you might ask?  To be honest, I don’t know myself: it happens at the end of a hike and involves wading in a very particular (not to say peculiar) manner in a pool of knee-high, freezing-cold water.  It was spectacular.  Sebastian Kneipp was definitely onto something.

This was the guy in charge.  He instructed me in proper technique.  Since it was my first experience with the Kneipp … I asked for a picture.  Just to record the moment.  I never do that kind of thing, but I decided not to think about it and ask before I could reconsider.

crazy tourist impulses against decorum: 1, katie: 0