Tomorrow I take off for a two-week vacation in Central Europe. I hear northern Germany is actually quite balmy in January. No, really! Okay, not really. I arrive in Munich and from there take the train to a small town in Bavaria where the buddymollys live. This is the most daunting part of the journey, as I have to get myself from the airport to the train station in Munich and then change trains in Nuremberg, and the only German words I know are ones a German soccer teammate used to shout during games: Wunderbar! Ya! Scheisse! From there, we'll be heading up to Berlin for the weekend to meet up with JR and Jessica and Lawrence. Then, I'll tool around Germany for a couple of days with the buddymollys before heading back to Munich and continuing on to Vienna to visit my aunt, uncle, and cousin. I've never been to Germany nor Austria before so I'm definitely looking forward to the trip, and I'll be posting updates and pictures whenever I have the chance. To start with, here's a little gem that someone alerted me to on Facebook:
Oh yeah, it's an awkward years photo throwback featuring one of my travel companions.
If I finish packing today, I'm going to watch my latest arrival from Netflix, Good Bye, Lenin!, to get me in a Berlin state of mind. It's kind of like a New York State of Mind, with a lot less Billy Joel.