Well, I made it to Germany!! Thank you all so much for your prayers!! I felt totally at peace and safe the whole trip! It was definitely Jesus! Now let me catch you up on all that has happened so far.
The plane rides went very smoothly, and all my seat mates were very friendly. On the first two flights, I had men who feel asleep, so I just read the Kindle & the airplane magazine. Here is a picture of the wing of the plane & the sky from my Charlotte to Philadelphia flight.
On the long flight, the one from Philadelphia to Frankfurt, Germany, I managed to get some sleep, eat, and break my ear buds. 🙁 However, the plane food was actually pretty good, and it was hot! For dinner I had the choice of either chicken or pasta (I went for the pasta), a roll, a salad, some gourmet crackers & cheddar cheese, and a double crunch brownie. I was filled and very content! For breakfast I had raspberry yogurt, granola, a mixed berry flat top muffin, and a cranberry medley from Nature Box (I’ve heard good things about them. They are a healthy – no artificial sweetners, flavors, or colors – snack delivery system. You can find out more at naturebox.com.)
Once I made it to Franfurt, I went through customs (that went as easy as it could go!) & got my checked bag. I went to the front of the airport, because that’s where I thought that Kristyn would come in from parking the car, but she actually came in from another car lot that was behind me! So we both waited for about 30 minutes in different parts of the airport because we thought that that is where we were going to be! (Note: I did try calling her, but she didn’t hear her phone ring). Eventually I walked to where Kristyn was, and where I was supposed to be, and we found each other.
Her GPS took us on the back roads, so I got to see a lot of cute German villages and towns! The landscape reminds me so much of Kentucky – the rolling, green hills, the trees, & the fields. Of course, when I look at the houses, and everything else, I am quickly reminded that I am not in Kentucky any longer. I am now in Germany!! A couple of hours later, we arrived at the Moglers’ house. I got settled in and got the most perfect room for me ever!! It has a green comforter & pillow case! There are two windows that let in lots of sunlight! However, we did close one window, because it was much too bright when I tried to sleep at night and in the morning.
I FaceTimed Whitney (one of my best friends) to let her know that I was alive & give her a tour of the house. I also let my parents and other friends & family know that I was alive & safe. Kristyn made some sort of German food (Maultaschen) that resembled ravioli that had meat inside that night for dinner. I really liked it a lot!! Then, Kristyn, Mogi, and I watched an episode of The Cosby Show. I then went to bed because I was so exhausted.
Friday, June 26, 2015. I woke up the next morning at 8 and had breakfast & a shower. We went grocery shopping, then I took a morning nap. Kristyn woke me up to have lunch with her mother-in-law and her friend who cooked spätzle (a homemade noodle) with some sausage and potato. It was okay, not my favorite, but not gross. After lunch, we went to visit Mogi at work and walk to a building where Passion, a Christian organization that they work with, is located. It was quite a walk, as I don’t do much walking at home, but very good exercise. Kristyn showed me around the building, then we went to the playground. Caleb swung for a while. Next we went to the sandbox, and Caleb absolutely loved that! A lady that also works with Passion and her son, Ben, also came to the playground. We talked for a little bit, then we walked back to the car, about a 30 minute walk. We had pizza toast for dinner, which is just pizza toppings on bread. Then you put it in the oven for a little bit. After dinner, I hit the sack becuase I was still so tired.
Saturday, June 27, 2015. Today was a big day. It was the yearly family reunion of the Moglers’. It started at 9:30, and we had to get everything together. It was a short drive to the church where it was being held, but somehow Mogi got lost for a little bit. We were a few minutes late, but it was very casual, so it wasn’t that big of a deal. We had a wonderful German breakfast which consisted of all kinds of types of bread, cheese, meat, fresh friut, juices, veggies, sweet bread with marmalade, and other delicious German things. After breakfast, we went upstairs to play pool or foosball. Mogi & I totally killed it in foosball, beating two of his cousins! After playing around, the family went on a walk, and I took a nap.
I woke up when I heard them all coming back, and we had coffee & cake & other sweet things. Then we went outside to play because the weather had gotten nicer, and everyone was itching to get outside. We played indiaca, which is like a large birdie from badminton, that you hit with your hands. It was super fun, and I need to bring one back to the states, or find one in the states.
After playing outside, we had dinner; which was spätzle with some sort of meat, probably pork & salad. It was very delicous, and I can’t wait to make it with Kristyn!!
As we headed out after dinner, I had to take a picture of the road! I just love all of the streets and colors in Germany!! This picture doesn’t really do it justice, but hopefully some pictures later will.
Well this is getting way too long! If you made it all the way here, thank you for reading!! And if you just scrolled to the end, thanks anyways! I will post again within the next couple of days to update you with more adventures!!
With so much love,