Oh, school… how much I love you and hate you at the same time. I enjoy the learning, but the papers I have to write are a different story. I have class this evening (Friday) all day Saturday, and all day on Sunday – 3 (10 – 15 page) papers due on Sunday and a report due on Saturday. Where has the time gone? I’m sure I should have been writing well before now, but who has time? Not this girl! I’ve been busy – sleeping, working, trying not to melt in the heat of Germany (no really… it’s been hot here & for some reason the Germans don’t believe in air conditioning, or something like that). I have been doing research today, really I have… I just … well… my brain is fried! It’s too hot to think! Either that or I’m a procrastinator – your pick!
For those of you on my Facebook page that have been following the drama of “are we staying or going”… we are staying! We get to stay in Germany for at least another 5 years – unless something more exciting comes along.
Time to get back to the papers/report. Even though I would rather be in Paris!
It’s been a while since I wrote a post, life is a bit crazy. I’m supposed to be working on a project right now, but I needed a 5 minute break. I am spending my 5 minutes with you… Oh, aren’t you lucky! I want to share the view of the Bavarian Alps that I am enjoying while pounding away on my keyboard. I’m such a lucky girl!
So, you think I would learn not to try to cram too much into my morning before a trip. This morning I was finishing up last minute things and simply exceeded my time allowance. I left late to catch my train to Paris. I still had time, but wait! I have to get gas in the car in order to make the drive. After that, I figured I might have enough time to still get there on time. Dang it! Left the GPS & amusement park tickets that Barefoot Runner needs to take Big Red out while I’m in Paris with Little Red. Dropped tickets off at work & now I really need to drive fast. On our way, I was thankful that Germany has some unrestricted stretches of Autobahn. I was able to open up the car and hit the max it would go, about 120 mph. The drive was not as quick when we got to Kaiserslautern. Traffic & missing my exit got us to the bahnhof about 10 minutes too late. Ugh. We walked to the travel office and tried to buy a ticket for a later train, 1 seat available. I looked at Little Red & said, “looks like we’re driving to Paris.” We hopped in the car, went to Ramstein Air Force Base, got lunch/dinner, bought a GPS, filled up the car, and took off down the A6. Thank goodness for the GPS, it was so helpful in navigating Paris. I knew our hotel had garage parking, woot! Of course, the rain didn’t help, but we finally made it.
Tomorrow, our adventure continues… Little Red has her cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu.
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