Thursday, July 23, 2009


So this is my second post and first post now that I am in Germany. . .

The plane ride was nice...I popped 2 Dramamine and slept like a baby for about 7 hours of the 16 hour plane ride. If I wasnt sleeping I was eating. I sat next to a guy who was really nice and talked just the right amount...enough that it isnt awkward but not so much that I coudnt sleep. Us military people know those line farely well I think.

The guy next to me woke me up as we were flying into Germany. It was so far from what I expected. It was absolutely gorgeous, beautiful, amazing I was totally mesmerized by it. It was a pretty clear and sunny day and the hills were just lit up by the sunlight. Eveything was so green and open it was like a weight was lifted off my chest, like I could breath better seeing all that open space or something. I had a misperception about what Germany looked like. I thought it was going to be buildings and buildings and houses and houses but really it isnt. It is so strange though they have all this open space but then they have a bunch of villages that just sort of look all clumped together. It looks like a bunch of ant hills!

I have had some fun since I have been here. I went out for my first time last night with my friend Gambino and her sisters friend. Let me give you some background on Gambino, she and I had the same flight through basic training, then we had the same tech school and now we are living in Germany together! She is a lot like me, from Wisconsin, immature, and really fun to hang with. So I am pretty glad that she is here!.

Another awesome note the drinking age on base is 18...didnt know that! So last night when we went out to Chilis for dinner I had a Margarita...I tried to make it look like I knew what I was doing but really I just randomly picked one with a cool name. It ended up being great though lol! Then we went to the bar and had a couple drinks. That I was good at! I have had enough drinking experience to be able to handle a bar.

Tonight me and Gambino and Drew, the one we went out with last night, are making spaghetti, garlic bread, and drinking a prestigous wine that I picked out and sampled and everything...I feel pretty cool here :). So yeah not too much a happenin. but I am going out this weekend and I am going to get good and rowdy and will take pictures and post them on my facebook and myspace...maybe a couple here if I can figure it out. I just really need like a tutorial or something. I will write back soon!!!

Auf Wiedersehen

Monday, July 20, 2009

Off to Germany! first Blog, 'nuff said.
I am at the Airport right now waiting to go to Germany. I am in the AF as many of you know and will be living there for the next 2 years. I couldnt be more excited. I thought that I would be a lot more nervous and scared, being 19 and leaving home and all. But in the end I just keep looking at how amazing this is. I am a dental assitant in the USAF and living in Germany I cant see my life getting much better.

I have a lot of things planned for when I go to Germany and any other input would be awesome. I know I will be traveling all over, I mean literally ALL OVER. I am planning on taking a trip to UAE to visit my sister Sydney, and I have friends in Germany and England too. Travel is going to be my main thing. I just probably would have never seen anything but Coeur d' Alene, ID if I hadnt joined the AF so I am taking everything out of this experience.

Let me just say, as a side note...I hate Airplanes. I would jump in a fighter jet any day and love it to pieces but I absolutely hate commercial aircrafts. I left out of Spokane at 7 yesterday my final destination being Baltimore. My first stop...Seattle. Now, I know I am not really a genius, close but not really, and geography was never my best subject...but I do know, for a fact, that Seattle is in the WRONG direction. Not only do I not like Airplanes but I do not like "flying" everything about it. Stewartesses (whatever lol), other passengers, Airports, screaming children. So II am always hesitant when knowing that I have to fly somewhere. This last trip really wasnt so bad though other than being in airports for a day and a half....

See, I do not like WASHINGTON I mean the whole state. I have found positives here and there about it but I mean...the people, the sports, the weather...not for me. So I am not only pissed that I flew the worng direction from Baltimore but I am also pissed simply because I am in Seattle. The greatest thing about military life, you can make friends everywhere you go. One woman that was from Chicago bought my meal for me...they say dont be surprised, that kind of thing happens all the time blahzy blahzy blahzy, but really? How can I ever get used to a total strangers out of the goodness of their hearts saying thank you for serving I would like to buy this meal for you? Then in that same vacinity there were 3 guys that were in the National Guard. I didnt really know anything about the National Guard so it was very interesting sitting and talking with them too. Then when I got on the plane I sat next a guy who is in the Army and we had a good old time talking and laughing and just engaging in general conversation. If I could give advice to anyone it would be talk to strangers sometimes. Put yourself out there. You truly never know who you will meet.

So although I am stuck in Baltimore for 9 hours and then have a 16 hour plane ride to Germany I am still remaining optimistic because my trip has been mentally stimulating, and really who knows who I will meet next. I guess I just stop writing at some point but I dont really like that. I need a sign off or something, stand by I will come up with one for the next Blog. :) Next stop Germany!