The morning of day 4 started rather unexpectedly with a visit from my sister-in-law. Not that it’s unusual for her to stop by, but unannounced and unplanned isn’t the norm. At about 4 a.m. that morning there had been a small problem with my brother-in-law’s nose when he sneezed. The sneeze wasn’t the problem though, … More Christmas Vacation Day 4: Bloody Noses and Exercise
I got up somewhere between 9 and 10, without an alarm, so there is hope that I won’t sleep the whole vacation away. Coffee and Kreuzworträtsel in a quiet was house, as I was the first of us three that woke up, reminded me of how peaceful Germany is. Not that Idaho isn’t peaceful, because … More Christmas Vacation Day 3: Best Friends, Babies, and Herring
Since we slept so long yesterday, I decided to set an alarm for 10:30. It worked, kind of. I didn’t get up for the first alarm, but I didn’t sleep until noon. Once we all got around and ready I only had time for one slice of bread, but at least I got to eat … More Christmas Vacation Day 2: Oma’s Bean Soup and Bee Sting Cake
12:00. That’s what time we woke up on our first full day in Germany. And I’m not talking about waking up 20 times and going back to sleep. No, no. I slept like a rock and only opened my eyes a couple of times as I rolled over. To tell you the truth I would … More Christmas Vacation Day 1: Monster Schnitzel and Football auf Deutsch
That’s what the Germans say anyway, “Döner macht schöner!” Schön* is also a good way to describe our first day in Germany. After a nice rainy drive from Frankfurt we arrived in Trier to be greeted by my very excited sister-, brother-, and father-in-law. And since the Germans toast everything, a proper Anstoß* with a … More Turkish Kebab Makes You Pretty
We are here! In Germany!! Finally!!! It feels like an eternity since we were here last, so I apologize if I sound like a total noob. I don’t totally understand it myself. I mean, I understand why I’m excited. But this is weird, different. One thing is for sure though, the longer we are gone … More Hello Germany!
Leg two of our trip has landed us in the capital of the peach state, otherwise known as Atlanta, Georgia. First observation: must be warm here, people aren’t wearing coats. Second Observation: I…am…..STARVING! Here is a shocking revelation you’ve never heard before in your life, pretzels and peanuts just don’t cut it. Once we got … More Lunch Stop for Peaches
Leg one of our trip to the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul is complete. It hasn’t been without Casualties though. My favorite hat of all the hats I have ever owned is, right now, laying helpless and lonely somewhere in the Boise airport. And to make it worse I can’t get anyone at … More A Stop In Viking Country
All loaded up in Boise and ready to get this show on the road! We’re running on 3 hours of sleep and we got to the airport a little late, but excitement is getting is through. Next stop, Minneapolis.
Tomorrow we fly to Germany to spend Christmas and New Years! Awesome, awesome, AWESOME!! I am so incredibly excited. In fact, here’s me leaving work today….. The only problem is that we’re going to get about 3 1/2 hours of sleep tonight. Ugh. But maybe we’ll just sleep the whole trip away. Anyway, off to … More Germany or Bust!