Well, I would be lying if I said I miss the states. It has been so wonderful here. So clear to me now why all my friends who had been stationed overseas before just talk and talk about it. I didn't really get what they were talking about but now it is obvious.
It is FABULOUS here!!
So much to see and experience. Yeah- the language barrier can make it rough sometimes. I did eat liver instead of steak but HEY that's how we learn. LOL
It amazes me when I talk to people and they haven's went and explored anywhere. Good golly- how can you not!! Maybe the language barrier scares them but I have not once not been able to speak with someone and get what I needed. The liver thing was my fault- I pointed to the food I wanted thinking I knew what it was. Everywhere I go the German's know English very well or they can find a coworker close by who will help.
I went on a USO tour with my family to learn how to use the train system and that was money well spent. We learned how to use the trains and we saw a great place. The USO has lots of great tours and ever changing. Some are pretty pricey but when you add up what it costs in gas to drive it is worth it. Plus sometimes after a long day of exploring I really don't want to drive home.
Overall, this place has so much history and beauty that I can see staying here as long as possible.I am getting used to the autobahn and learning to use the gas pedal more. Plus, trying to explore little villages here and there. They are all so quaint. You can just sit in an outside cafe for hours people watching and enjoying the weather. I always hear birds chirping away outside my window and can relish in the peacefulness of the surrounding area.
If you have the chance to visit Europe I highly suggest it!