Inside the museum was a lovely exhibit on the Moorleichen, which are the people that they have found in the surrounding areas that are pretty well preserved because of the moor. You will have to look them up, if you want to see some dead people. It was really interesting because the discovery of these people has allowed researchers a glimpse at what people wore and ate, etc. It is also interesting to speculate how the people died...some were murdered or possibly sacrificed, or died from more natural means.
A few weekends ago my host parents took me to a cute little village named Molfsee. It is a place where they take old historic homes and relocate them there so they can preserve them for future generations. The weather was good that day, and they had a market type thing where you could by local things of all types...like home-made knit wool socks, or baskets and produce. They were also selling livestock like chickens, goats, donkeys, etc. They had little baby goats and donkeys and they were quite adorable.
Last week my host parents took me to Schloß Glücksburg which is a famous "water castle" in the region. I believe it is one of two in all of Germany. It was home to many royals and important people. I did not get many pictures of the inside because it was not allowed, but the castle had 4 floors (I think), a private chapel, and a dungeon complete with torture chamber!! My host mom and I got a "private tour" and learned some very interesting facts about the castle. One of which was that the servants were forced to learn to play instruments like the piano and violin so that they could provide entertainment when the family had parties, etc.
Last week I also visited the town of Lübeck. It is a very historic town, one of few that remained intact after WWII. There I visited a marzipan museum, where everything was made of marzipan! Apparently they are famous for it. It was a very beautiful city and I took tons of pictures. While we were there, a Harley-Davidson convention was being held so there were thousands of bikers and motorcycles everywhere! I want to live in an old city with old buildings and history!!
This long anticipated day has finally arrived!! Helloooo Lady Gaga! Her concert is tonight and I couldn't be more excited! I'm going with some friends and we are all dressing up, definitely going to be glamourous ^o^
If I don't forget to bring my camera, I'll be sure to put up some pictures!
My mom just went in to have her gall bladder removed so I hope all goes smoothly with her operation. She quite morbidly told me that if something DID happen, she still wanted me to go to Germany...which is thoughtful I suppose but not really something I want to think about :( SO NOTHING BETTER HAPPEN!!!
Last night I had a little going away dinner with some of my friends from work and it was very chill. I always enjoy spending time with the girls from Bally's, I will miss you very much!!
I am basically all packed. Whatever isn't actually physically in my suitcase is laid out and ready to be packed! I have been waiting for this for so long I can't believe I leave in TWO days 0.0
Tomorrow I am supposed to have lunch with my boiii D-MONEY lolz then dinner with my mumz and the bestie + her other half Ryan heh. A fine way to spend my last day in the US if you ask me :)
My second host family contacted me today and informed me that they would be taking me on a ski trip to Switzerland in February HOW COOL :D
I think I'll post once more the day I leave, and the rest will be done IN DEUTSCHLAND :D
T-minus two weeks until departure 0.0
I just decided to make this blog, and I leave in two weeks....
This is kind of more for myself and anyone who might be interested!
I have a suitcase packed, and it basically contains all my winter stuff. I have most of my other stuff laid out, but just haven't packed it yet for obvious reasons. I have all the required paperwork that I need and I only have three days left at my job 0.0
I just got home from lifeguard games and ice cream with Stephanie. I really am going to miss people I work with :( You guys have been like family to me over the past two seasons, but I know I will keep in touch and see you when I get back...and if you happen to find yourself in Germany, hit me up ;)
My host families look like awesome people and I can't wait to meet them!
Before that happens I will be spending some time in Reno and hopefully Tahoe for a few days, and then I come back to Vegas for LADY GAGA!!!! (Who could ask for a better send off?!)
Im trying not to dwell on the depressing stuff, but I am nervous and anxious in addition to excited. I have been waiting for this for soooo long I can't believe it is almost here! I want to spend my last two weeks with the people I love, and of course my beloved pets haha.
Hopefully I will update this blog on the regular because you know...thats the idea...but we shall see :)