Obviously I don't Speak German

June 26, 2010

Call me a half crazed spur of the moment freak, but I just couldn't miss this chance. Most people who know me know I am obsessed with anything British. I went to England 10 years ago on a mission trip and had the time of my life, even though I was air sick all but the last day. This week my art professor came in with a ton of brochures about a study abroad program where participants get to live in London for a month and study all sorts of amazing things...I personally was looking into the Children's Literature class that takes you all over England to study the places and authors involved with British Children's Literature over the years. I was most excited about the Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh part. We wouldn't be able to go this year, but could have the money saved up for two summers from now. I had already decided how much money I needed to put in a savings account to get to that point. 

Then suddenly Jeremy decided to tell me to go to some random website.

I didn't know where he was going with it, but apparently the meeting he attended this week was about a study abroad trip to Berlin in December. Here is the best part...we could afford this one. I promptly emailed his professor and she agreed to hold the two remaining spots for us to go on the trip. Yay!

Germany isn't someplace I have ever thought of traveling, I've always been United Kingdom obsessed. My uncle and his family lived there for awhile when he was in the army, and my grandparents went to visit them while they were there...but it still wasn't something that grabbed my attention. Luckily I have a few people that can tell me how to not freeze during winter in Germany. 

I just couldn't  pass this trip up. I am the traveler type, going somewhere new just makes me happy. I have a feeling this elation isn't going to die down any time soon either. I still get excited talking about my trip to England years ago. 

According to the website we are going to two palaces, Checkpoint Charlie, I can't think of the name...but the parliament building that was burned down in WW2 and a bunch of other places I can't think of the name of. Yay I love history!

Might I add I am so excited about German food. All the English food I had was bland...but then again I was super sick. When I was in Great Missenden I did sneak away from the group every day and go into town to this bakery that had the best meat pies and custards on the face of the earth. 

Have any of y'all been to Berlin?