My first solo driving trip in Germany

A few days ago I got super gutsy and decided to brave the┬ámean streets of Germany all by myself. Ok, it was a Wednesday afternoon and I wasn’t going anywhere near the Autobahn so maybe it wasn’t the most daring thing I’ve ever done, but I was still nervous. I had 3 goals in mind…

My bad day and very bad attitude

Yesterday was a really stressful day for my husband and me, and I’m afraid it’s all my fault. I allowed myself to be so stressed out that I think it rubbed off on him and it made for an awful day. And I’m not writing about this to complain or have you take my side….

Buying my first car in Germany and driving on the German Autobahn

My husband and I had been searching for the right car for me for weeks when we finally found one. You might wonder why it would even take weeks to find a car. It’s Germany. The Germans are known for their superior car building, right? Correct. But Germans also hate automatic transmissions, and that’s a…

Life in Europe

This picture is of my German kitchen with my freshly-washed dishes and my finally-dry-after-three-days-because-we-don’t-have-a-dryer laundry. It only took me about a dozen loads of laundry to realize that life in Europe isn’t as glamorous as we Americans tend to believe it is. Guess what… Europeans actually go to work. Yeah, it’s true. And then they…