Friday, June 21, 2013

Moving and saying goodbye

Well, I (Major Moma) am leaving Germany shortly.  This has been our home for two years and it has been a wonderful experience.  My son has been fortunate enough to attend German Kindergarten (basically US pre-school).  And we have used our house as a base for traveling all over Western Europe.  

Saying Goodbye to Germany
Last day in front of our house

We have had amazing times and the kids have experienced things I never would have dreamed possible when I was a kid.  

Berlin Dom
Berlin, Germany
Koln Cathederal
Koln/Cologne, Germany
We drove all over Germany.  What wonderful people.  The Germans were so wonderful to our children and welcoming us to their country.  We thoroughly enjoyed the food, sights, culture, and the entire experience.

Lucerne, Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland
We passed through Switzerland on our way to Italy.  I really wanted to see the Swiss Alps, but it was too overcast.  But still, it was beautiful.

Pisa, Italy
Pisa, Italy
In Italy we stayed in Tuscany.  Wow, the food and the landscapes!  We saw famous sites, Roman ruins, Etruscan art, and hills covered in olive trees.

Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany, Italy

Livorno, Italy
Livorno, Italy

Volterra, Italy
Volterra, Italy
We traveled to France a few times.  Sometimes a quick trip across the border.  A couple times we went on extended vacations.  

Loire Valley, France
palace in the Loire Valley, France
Surprisingly, I think Amsterdam was my favorite city.  It was beautiful and had a fun energy.  Of course we avoided the seeder aspects of the city.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Leaving is definitely bitter sweet.  We all will  be glad to return to the US, a place where I can easily speak the language and go shopping after 6pm.  But, we have made some wonderful friends here.  And I am sad to leave them.  

Thank you for allowing me to share.

What is our next adventure?  As I said on Monday's post, we are moving to Alaska.  We will not have the same international adventures, but the outdoor activities are sure to be amazing.

Where are the favorite places you have lived or visited?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your advice to unpack as fast a possible since your note. I started finding places for stuff or throwing it away. I am starting to feel more at ease. My husband and I drove around the city the other day to see what we found. We ended up finding a bread outlet, which was a welcome find for a family that eats a lot of bread.
    I hope that your move goes well. And that your kids are able to adjust to the time change quickly. I am sure that you will miss the culture of Europe but will love the majestic views of Alaska.
    With Love,


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