When Jenny and I started our little adventure in Germany, we didn’t know how long we’d be here. Six months? Twelve months? Indefinitely? Now we have our answer: we will leave Hamburg in three weeks and return to St. Louis on Thanksgiving (November 24). Jenny’s job here ends this Friday, and then we have an amazing seven weeks of freedom.
We’ll start by visiting some of Jenny’s distant relatives over the weekend near Cologne (actually, we’ll be traveling there from Aachen, where Jenny is transitioning the account on Thursday and Friday). Next week, we’ll head to Copenhagen and Sweden for three days before seeing a Bundesliga Fußball (professional soccer) game here in Hamburg. After my parents visit us for a week, we’ll ship our stuff home, close up the apartment, and leave Hamburg for good.
We’ll spend about two weeks traveling by train through Eastern Europe to Rome. There, we’ll get on a cruise ship and visit Cannes, Barcelona, Lisbon, the Azores, and Bermuda before disembarking in Ft. Lauderdale for a flight back to home on Thanksgiving. We’re looking forward to the relaxed luxury.
After we return, I’ll resume my work with OCI at Boeing, and Jenny will find a new job while helping her sister prepare for her wedding. We’ll be resuming our lives in St. Louis, but we’ll definitely remember our summer in Europe.