Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Berlin, Germany

Then, in early March we drove the 4 hours north to Berlin for the weekend. Berlin was interesing since it was such a stark contrast to the quaint German villages we're used to seeing. There was tons to see there...The Reichstag Building, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, The Brandenburg Gate, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Church that was damaged during WW2 bombing raids. We really enjoyed it all. Our favorite part of the trip was walking the 1km stretch of what's left of the Berlin Wall. Standing next to it really gives you the sense of what it was like for the Germans who lived during that period. Different graffiti artists have covered the wall with tons of murals and Doug and I loved checking out all of their art.

Currently we're planning a trip to Venice and Lake Garda this weekend, which we're really looking forward to. And more importantly, we're still waiting on Doug's new orders to find out where we'll be moving to next...hopefully those will come in the next week or two. We are keeping busy as always though. We're super pumped for the next few weeks because we signed up for PADI scuba diving certification classes that start on April 22nd. We're going to travel to Munich on the weekends to do our closed water dives at a huge indoor dive resort there that has crazy water tunnels that you can scuba through. Then our open water dives we'll be doing at different lakes in the area. Hopefully it starts to warm up soon or that is going to be a frigid experience!

Dublin, Ireland

So I figured it was about time I updated you all on the happenings of our life.....

Doug and I have been pretty busy the past couple months. We took a trip to Dublin over Valentines Day weekend and had a blast. We went bar hopping in a few Irish pubs and watched a live rugby game with the locals....that was definitely an experience! Then we took a daytrip to the Wicklow Mountains and visited Glendalough which was an old monastery and had fun exploring all the trails and lakes. And we also go to see where Braveheart and, more importantly, PS I Love You were filmed =)

Pictures of Doug and I at Glendalough and St. Patricks Cathedral in Dublin

BEST rasberry cheesecake EVER!

Temple Bar

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Military Ball 2009

Just wanted to update this really quick with some new pictures. Doug and I are doing well. He recently had his re-deployment ball, which was a great time. We got dressed up and had a wonderful time dining and dancing with all our friends. Right now, we're looking forward to a weekend trip to Dublin on Feb 13th and the following weekend we have a snowboard trip planned. We're staying busy and enjoying every second of our time here in Europe! Hope all is well with you all, and I'll continue to keep this updated =)