Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friendship is a funny thing......

So this last couple of weeks, I received good news & bad news regarding friendship. My best friend of 6 years surprised me & is coming to visit me here in Germany ( I haven't seen her in over 2 years!!). Then I found out a few days ago, one of my only good friends here in Germany is moving away in the new year.

It got me thinking about friendships & this military life. It seems ever since I got here, I have made friends only for them to either leave or ditch me. This used to get me down, but now I realise that I should just embrace the friendships while they last & make the most of them.

Now I feel I have a new outlook on the nature of friendships. I'm no longer going to get upset when I have to say goodbye to a friend (or lose a friend), I'm just going to savour the memories & look forward to the new friends I will make in the future!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Our honeymoon

So this last weekend, we finally got to go on our honeymoon after being married for 8 months lol.

We went to Edelweiss Lodge & Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen ( - it is a military resort right by the Germany/Austria border. We arrived sunday afternoon after taking a little detour through Munich. The view from the resort is amazing!! I have never seen mountains up close before, so the Alps were stunning. We were exhausted from the long drive, so we just relaxed by the pool & hit the sports bar before getting dinner.

The next day, we decided to fit as much stuff as we could into the day. In the morning, we set out to Neuschwanstein Castle. I have always wanted to go there because not only is it beautiful, but also part of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was filmed there. It didn't disappoint! It was a long walk up the hill, but it was worth it for the view -

After a morning there, we had a few hours to kill before our couple’s massage. We decided to visit the Partnachklamm gorge, which is just round the corner from the resort. It was a long walk to get to the gorge (over 1km & half), but it was worth it when we got there. It was very damp & wet, but it was awesome to see.

We headed back to get our couples massage, which was so relaxing. I almost fell asleep! It really helped with my back and felt really good. We spent the rest of the night at the pool and at the sports bar.

We left early Tuesday morning to go back home. Its around a 4 hour drive – I was just so happy to be back with our toby!

Next weekend, we are going to Berlin which is going to be great!!