July 22, 2004

Summer in Hamburg

Well summer has finally reached Hamburg. In fact, it's downright hot. Just in time for us to leave. Yes folks, we're counting down the final days here. Scout and I leave on Sunday and Kevin follows on the 30th. I can hardly believe our German adventure is over. It definitely went by very fast. What a great experience. Although I am a little burned out right now, I'm sure I'll have nothing but fond memories. Well, mostly fond memories.

I did some final shopping today and paid with a Euro bill I got in Ireland. No problem, right? Well let me tell you, I don't know what the Irish do with their money, but where German bills are crisp and straight, Irish bills look like they've been carried around in the bottom of someone's shoe and got caught in the laundry a few times. The clerk looked at my bill dubiously and then got out the secret pen to make sure it was legit. It was, so she picked it up distastefully and put it in her drawer. I'm sure it will be pulled out of circulation tonight.

I've packed one suitcase and am pretty darned proud of what I managed to fit in there. We still have a lot of breakable items that I'm not sure how we're going to get back, but I think it will all turn out okay. We do have a large number of books that make our luggage quite heavy, but we're kind of stuck on that front. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.

Posted by Shelby at July 22, 2004 06:14 PM

It's hard enough to get moved 35 minutes across the state line. I can only imagine what it's like to move everything back to the States. I feel your pain. Good luck! ;-)

Posted by: Annastazia at July 22, 2004 07:37 PM
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