So...my flight leaves Detroit Metro tonight at 6pm. I am still finishing up packing and have been nervous/excited ever since graduation. I have been doing so much to prepare, and I think it will pay off. I am happy that everyone is there and having a good time already. I can't wait to join in!
I am particularly excited about meeting the kids and connecting with them. I expect that to be my favorite part of the trip, with the bike tour coming in a close second (Janet, were you able to get me a helmet? Let me know- thanks!!!).
I just checked the 10-day forecast, and it looks like they are predicting rain only for this Friday now (a couple days ago, it was like predicted rain every other day!).
There are a couple things I need to get straightened out when I get to Germany. Unfortunately, I don't think that I'll be able to make the meeting with the Green Party Rep. So, I will most likely head to the hostel so I can rest. I have been notorious for going to Germany and not being able to adjust to the time for a whole week- so, it's imperative that I sleep so that I can function tomorrow evening.
I can write more about my expectations later. Mostly, I expect to balance fun and exploration with unique opportunities and important cultural experiences. I expect to have one of the best and most unique experiences that I have ever have. I expect to improve my practical & "everyday" German skills, as well as boost my confidence in the language. I also expect to be able to get around no problem (if not at first, then by the end of the trip). I look forward to reporting and reflecting about it all on this blog and in my journal.
I hope family members/friends can keep up with this awesome blog! Such a great idea....
See you all soon!