Good morning everyone
I think I am finally back to regular American life. It took me a few days to adjust to everything. I pretty much lazed around all weekend. It was great!!! My mom and sis are home now
.......and that sucks, but it is good to be back to normal.
DH and I had a wonderful time in Germany. It is a very beautiful country. We spent most of our time in Southern Germany near the Austrian and Swiss borders. I was thrilled that I got to see the Swiss and Austrian Alps. I didn't realize that would be part of the trip. All in all, I faced MANY of my fears and didn't even take any medication to do so
Oh, and I was sober too......LOL. (For those of you who don't know me, I don't drink). Our flight was long, but with the on demand movies they have now, the time passed pretty quickly. I did not sleep on the plane at all.......so that made it kind of tough. I tried......but it just didn't work out.
We had a very nice dinner our first night at a 200 year old winery/restaruant. It was divine. The next night we went to Volks Fest in Stutgart. HOLY CRAP........now that is a party. It is the second largest beer festival in the world, and it was COMPLETE culture shock for a girl like me. It was a good time, and the place was filled with happy, dancing, singing drunks. I thought I would be scared at first, but it turned out very well. Great food too
I went up in a T.V. tower that is on top of a mountain....eeek(I am afraid of heights), and took a boat ride on the lake of Constance. It all turned out really great. We visited two castles..........supposedly the two most beatiful ones in Germany. I will post some pictures soon.......they are all on DH's computer right now. The bad thing is, now I want to decorate the inside of my house like a castle.........and that just wouldn't be good. Tell me not to please
Our last night we spent in Frankfurt. It is also very charming. We just walked around and enjoyed the architecture. We had dinner at an outdoor cafe, and enjoyed a nice quiet night.
The things that I found to be very different there were: NO ICE. WTF? I never got ice in ANY beverage. That's just weird. And.......carbonated water. EWWW. If you wanted non-carbonated, you had to request no gas. LOL. And Amy......you were sooo right......the shoes, and boots in particular, were spectacular!!! But, sooo pricey. That is the other thing......everything was soooo expensive. Also, I don't think they believe in a bottomless cup of coffee. That was tough on this girl. I felt like a pig asking for another cup, cuz they looked at me like I was nuts. I had experienced the 1 cup of coffee in other travels though, so that wasn't a complete suprise. But here is what I found the most different. There were only white people there. I $hit you not.........just white people. I live in St. Louis, and we are a very culturaly diverse group...........so I was somewhat disturbed by this. I know they are not very open to immigration.........but I was still bothered.
Anyway, we didn't run into any major issues while traveling........and got to see a lot of the countryside and experience a rich culture. It was a fab experience. I recommend it
So..........enough about all that.......how is everyone doing? I am sure we can get these pages turning again!!!! I really really missed you all......and I am so happy things have finally calmed down enough for me to get on here!!!
And Kristen...........isn't Brett looking mahavelous??? I am horrified about last night's game.............but it is sooo good to seem him cannoning the ball again. I thought about you all night last night during the game
Ok, boys are WWFing all over my house, and someone is bound to get hurt.
Oh, hang on.......Joni......thought of you like crazy while in Germany cuz there are dogs EVERYWHERE!!!! And I mean everywhere. In restaraunts, airports......bakeries......you name it. And it it was a place where dogs weren't allowed, there was a place to tie your dog up outside, right along side a water bowl. It was so cute!!!
Ok, really have to go now.......kids just escaped!!!