When you’re military (or a civilian doing work for the military as many of my friends here are) you tend to call home the place you lay your head at night. Sometimes those places are more exciting than others. To be honest, Columbia the city wasn’t very exciting, but it was a great place to live, as we were 2 hours from family.
Colorado Springs was gorgeous and we got snow! The historical sites were great for our studies of American History.
But so far our most exciting duty station has been here, in Wiesbaden, Germany. (No one is surprised by this, right?) According to the word around town, Wiesbaden is one of the wealthiest towns in Germany, which sounds great and all, until you head downtown to buy a stuffed animal for your child.
Last night I was able to take a girls’ night out on the town. Not our normal, ‘eat dinner and then get coffee’ dinner, though. We headed out with drinks in backpacks and tripods in hand, grabbed a to-go dinner at one of our favorite hot-spots, Vapiano, and ate dinner on the grass. We ate way too much ’cause we didn’t want to carry our left-overs… yep, that’s why we ate too much. After we finished our dinner we walked around the Kurpark and took pictures of things that caught our eye.
We really wanted to get pictures of the Kurhaus at night, but it wasn’t quite dark enough yet so we went downtown for Starbucks. Apparently, German Starbucks either close for holidays (it was a German holiday) or they close early. Our ever-available back up was the bowling alley. CULTURE SHOCK! It was so loud and obnoxious in there after having had a few quiet hours in town. We grabbed our coffee and headed out to watch the sun set from the edge of my neighborhood. Once it was sufficiently dark we drove back downtown to set up our tripods and try to figure out how to take evening shots of a beautiful building.
LOVED what we got though I do believe I will need to go back to practice some more (because now I am starting to see things I wish I had done differently) but mostly because it was just so much fun!!!