Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ich mache eine Ferienreise

............ that is German for: I am here on vacation.

Yes, in just 3 short weeks Jeff and I will be leaving for our trip to Germany!  I am very excited to be able to a.) take a real vacation, b.) travel on a plane and c.) go to Germany - since I've never done any of those things.  Yes, including taking a real vacation.

Christmastime in Germany is something I've wanted to experience for a long time.  Jeff got to experience it when he was working as a tour manager about 6 years ago.  And knowing that this Christmas is going to be very hard for us, and knowing that we really needed a vacation ... we started planning this trip as early as last spring.  We booked our flights and hotel super early, thus saving a ton of money.  (If we were to book the trip now, we would pay double). We have our luggage, seat cushiony things, I bought a new coat, just ordered (literally, like 20 minutes ago from Zappos) new winter boots for myself, and cat/puppy/house sitters lined up.  

So for those who are wondering exactly what Christmas in Germany looks like, it looks something like this:

And then of course there's Neuschwanstein Castle, that I've been wanting to visit since I was 6.  

See? I even buy jars of mustard just because a picture of the castle is on it:

So just imagine what I'll do in the gift shop.

But with 3 weeks remaining I have to pray that the weather stays on the 'not crazy blizzard' side (both here and in Munich), that there are no more Icelandic volcanoes, and that neither Jeff or I get sick/injured directly before or between December 6th to the 13th.  I've been having some kind of sinus/allergy thing going on all weekend and I almost want it to become a cold so I'll be recovered in time for the trip!

In other news, on the fundraiser front: my Mom and Dad came down to Maryland to visit us this weekend and my Mom and I had a major seed paper cutting session and she left here with 120 cards for her and my sister to sell at work.  So for all those who work with my Mommy or sister, please see them to pick some up! 


Once A Mother said...

the trip sounds like such a wonderful idea. i will be thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful time in Germany!

Lucy and Ethel said...

Have a fantastic time!!!

Between the trip and the upcoming release of the book, things will be hoppin' around there for sure :)


Just Diane said...

GERMANY!!! I love Germany. I was there (at Rhein Main AFB) for 4 years and graduated high school from Frankfurt American High!! Needless to say, I am super jealous. Can I go with you?

It is SUPER cold there. Did I mention that I am super jealous? Craig and I have talked many, many times about going over there for a visit. I think I may need to press the issue a little more now.

I miss the Kris Kringle Mart, gluhwein, the superb public transportation system, Oktoberfest... so many things. Ahhh, A trip down memory lane. It has been more than 20 years since I have been there. I graduated in 1989.

Anyhow, I hope you have a wonderful time. Take lots and lots of pictures.

Christina said...

I think I just wanna sit here awhile and stare at those GORJUSS pictures! WOWZER!

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