10 Years…

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years. The official anniversary was yesterday. I left Germany on February 21, 1992 after living there for a year & a half. I can honestly say I have missed it every day ever since. I miss Europe. If you’ve been there, you probably know what I mean. If you live there now, I’m jealous. If you’re heading there, I wish I could be too. Maybe someday. All week long I’ve been thinking about it. I can’t believe that much time has passed. I can’t believe Jason will be 10 in two months. (I flew back exactly 2 months, to the day, before he was born)

I have a long list of places that I would want to visit if I returned tomorrow. I would like to go to
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, only about 15 minutes from where I lived in Illesheim. Illesheim is such a small town, I couldn’t find a website for it, but Bad Windsheim was only 3km away. It’s part of the Romantisches Franken region. Matter of fact, you can rent an apartment in Bad Windsheim for a vacation home. Back over in Rothenburg you can visit the Torture Museum and Kathe Wohlfahrt’s Christmas store.

I could go on for hours, if not days, about Germany and all of Europe. I will go back someday. I don’t know when or how, but it would be a dream come true. Actually, it’s more then just a dream – it’s a goal. Now I just need to make it happen.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

8 replies on “10 Years…”

Hey my son is going to be 10 on May 28th too cool 🙂 and one of my closest friends at church is from Germany she’s been here for 10 years I can’t remember where she is from though. I know what you mean about missing a place though. I miss certain places a lot. 🙂

I loved Rothenburg and I have oh so fond memories of Kathe Wohlfahrt’s. It was at this store that my mom bought a music box that got me stopped at the security gate in Frankfurt. It was also in front of this store that my mom got a parking ticket and tourists videotaped her arguing with the police man!

This is perfect timing by the way. I was just trying to figure out how much time I really wanted to spend in Germany and where I’d want to do it if I did.

You’ll need to tell more at SXSW…

You Lived In Illishiem TOO! What a hoot. My family lived there for 3 years while I attended school in North Dakota. I would visit during my summer breaks. We were there from 88-91. We used to go to the Green Goose for some drinks.

hi,lived in bad windsiem when i was stationed at illishiem. loved to go to rothenburg and still remember it well after over 40 would be a dream to go back. ty Rich

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