Things have been fairly quiet around these parts but it’s not going to be like that much longer!

Last weekend we traveled for the first time in a long time and it felt great! Friends of ours that we met in Nuremberg moved to Stuttgart in December so we decided to make the 2 hour trip to visit them for a weekend. It was so great to be reunited with Jeronimo and Carolina and to see a different part of Germany. Stuttgart has that city feel that is absent from Nuremberg. Better restaurants, better nightlife and some major sights to see like the Mercedes Benz museum. We spent the better part of 3 hours learning all about the history of Mercedes Benz at this extremely well done museum, a place I would highly recommend visiting if you are in the area. The car pictured above is the oldest surviving automobile which was previously owned by the Vanderbilt family. It was a great weekend visiting friends and yet still relaxing. 

Tomorrow the movers come for the assessment of our apartment which will make this move start to feel really real. On Tuesday we head to Paris for the Easter holiday week and the start of our last round of trips as expats living Europe.

So much to look forward to and keep track of but I’ll try my best to keep you updated along the way!

One of my favorite spots in Nuremberg. Definitely going to miss these relaxing coffee afternoons!

Gorgeous 70 degree March day. Happy Friday! (at Lorenzer Altstadt)

The last couple of weeks have been pretty uneventful. We have been spending our time enjoying Nuremberg and “the calm before the storm” so to speak. By the end of this month we will already be in the midst of canceling everything (contracts, memberships, etc. - but more on that later). Our first trip of the year is over Easter weekend to Paris, Normandy and Mont St Michel (!!!). And the movers are going to be scheduled to come and pack up all of our belongings at the end of May.

As for this week…Ryan is back in the US for work and I have been busy babysitting this beautiful little girl. Good friends of ours had a baby 8 months ago and with the start of a new job for the husband as well as an upcoming move to Munich they needed someone to watch their little munchkin for a couple of days this week. Hopefully she had as much fun as I did!

By Thursday it is forecasted to be 70 and sunny which means the rest of the week will be filled with some outside time and a little bit of relaxation.

Mostly I am trying to enjoy every second we have left here because as excited as I am to move home, I know I will be missing this place and our friends as soon as we leave.

Spring is in the air! We have been lucky enough to have a very mild, sunny winter and this weekend we had our first 60 degree day. Of course that meant we needed to take full advantage of it so some friends of ours organized a cookout and it felt so amazing to be outside, soaking up the sun.

The rest of our weekend we did a whole lot of relaxing and enjoying the nice weather and it looks like it might just be here to stay!


Watercolor skylines: London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Sydney, Chicago and Paris.

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