Today we start a new chapter and we close the door to our previous chapter. I have been looking at this blank screen for hours. I have tried all weekend to write this post. I have tons of emotions flowing through my veins right now from excitement to what the hell have we gotten ourselves into?
We are being stationed in Germany. For our family this is a full circle event. My mom was born there. We are starting our infancy in the army there. We are not near where my mom was stationed with her family but still we will travel to see the sights she saw.
In our research it looks to be a beautiful base. We are four hours from Switzerland and Amsterdam. We are 7 hours to London and 5 hours to Paris. We are 12 hours to Barcelona Spain and 11 hours to Rome. We are so close to everything. We have been checking flights for things that are father than we care to drive and they are cheap.
Everyone says What about the boys? Well they are obviously going. They are so excited to see the Castles and Kris Kringle Mart. To go on the hunt for the Smiley Face House. They want to experience the travel as much as we do. The kids know where ever we go it will be about the history and learning. They love that. I also want to see Anne Franks House. They are so excited to be going on a plane. Really they have no cares. When asked about leaving family so far away. They laugh and tell me skype.
I am wondering what I am doing leave the family behind and huge pond between us? I am so looking forward to this adventure. I can’t wait to see what happens over the next three years. I already warned my mom that if we like it. We will be asking to extend our contract there. So much I want to do and three years will not be enough time there.
My family is sad we are leaving. I don’t want to hear the sadness. I want to hear this a great opportunity for your children and you. My kids will be able to experiencethe place Paul and I plan to renew our vows. Paul and I plan to stick to bare bones budget while there. For the fact that we want to travel while we can. I know it is not cheap to visit over there but I really hope you will get your passports and come visit. I want my brothers to experience this too.
So I hope you stick around for this part of the Journey with us. I know the focus of our blog is moving from reviews and giveaways once we leave USA. I will be offering giveaways every now and then of specail products I find in Germany and other places we travel.