I finally went ahead and purchased tickets to visit my birth place next month. I was born in Germany and lived there as a military toddler for a couple years. The fact that I was born in Germany has always been a unique characteristic that I’ve loved about myself. Every time I go through my old personal items, I always stop and smile at my newborn passport. I was so fresh, I couldn’t even hold my own head up in the picture!
I was too young to even realize that I was living in a special place overseas!
The last time I was in Germany, I was probably about 2 years old. 35 years later, (stop counting, a woman never tells her age…) I’m so excited to share each discovery on this trip with my husband and children. Blessed is an understatement!
Things I’m Looking Forward To On This Trip:
- Rocking a DIRNDL and slaying for the Gods!A dirndl is the name of a traditional feminine dress worn in Austria, South Tyrol and Bavaria. It is based on the traditional clothing of Alps peasants. A dirndl skirt generally describes a light circular cut dress, gathered at the waist, that falls below the knee.
- Experiencing Oktoberfest.
- Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.
- Finding a tea house. My trip will not be complete without a trip to a German Tea House!
- Getting a tattoo. Because what better way to document this amazing adventure.
- Spending quality time with best friends and family!
- The kids having fun and understanding why this trip is so important to me.
- German Cuisine! Bring on the Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and German Chocolate!
- Visiting the area I was born in and areas that my parents suggest.
- Being a complete TOURIST and photographing every sight! Just hush, yes, Ill be flooding timelines.
- Purchasing a Polaroid camera and using it to take pictures that resemble the pictures I have from the 80’s
- Hubby in Lederhosen!Lederhosen is the name of traditional, masculine, leather garments worn in Austria, South Tyrol and Bavaria.