i went to IKEA in Germany because the one in Round Rock was too far

November 10, 2007 at 8:11 PM 9 comments

Waking up today at 8:30 was very hard seeing as how thats 1:30 in Texas. I got up and had breakfast at my first non-American place since I’ve been here, Utz Bakery. I had a snake noodle, which is the literal English translation of the German for cinnamon roll. When we left it hit me again that I was in Germany. It’s very, very gray here, especially today. Also, you don’t see very many if any trucks, and everyone drives BMW, Mercedes, etc.

We then went to IKEA and on the way had to take the Autobahn. No me gusta. Through everything today I have tried to remember the words that John taught me, one of which is “eingang” which is entrance, which I learned at IKEA. IKEA is huge and they have to have arrows on the floor to direct you. Otherwise I would have been lost and probably still there right now.

After leaving IKEA we went to the hauptstrasse (main-street) in Heidelberg. On the way it started to drizzle/kind of rain. Which is apparently more common here than most people would probably prefer. We parked under the main part of the city which reminded me a lot of the underground stuff in Dallas. We walked down the street, and with all its twists, it ended up being a lot longer than I first thought. The street takes you all the way to a good viewing distance of the castle. On the way there, the rain got a bit worse plus we were already a bit wet and the wind picked up. So on the way back, my ears and even my forehead started to ache from the cold. I am relearning how to dress myself properly.

We went for lunch at Cafe Xtra-Blatt. Lunch is the main meal of the day and restaurant service isn’t the same. Servers aren’t trying to turn their tables as fast as possible. Anyway, for lunch, I had some green tea and decided to sample the potatoes and some chicken tenders. Afterwards we went shopping at the Commissary on post for groceries for the week. This was about 4:30 and it was already getting pretty dark out. With my internal clock all messed up it felt like bedtime.

The rest of my day involved movie watching and eating dinner so no German adventures to report. I have pictures from today but will have to get to posting them in the next couple days, so stay tuned.

Tschüß!

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ich bin hier in Deutschland photos from Deutschland and one very tired Sarah

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anneke  |  November 10, 2007 at 8:49 PM

    I love you Sarah!! I can’t wait to hear more about it.

    Reply
  • 2. Tim  |  November 11, 2007 at 9:03 AM

    Sarah!
    I’ve been to Heidelberg!
    That castle is great!
    -Tim

    Reply
  • 3. Kathryn  |  November 11, 2007 at 6:45 PM

    I love going to IKEA in other countries! Its so much fun to see how others respond to swedish design.
    It shouldnt take you too much longer to get used to the time change. Lykke til og vi snakkes! 🙂

    Reply
  • 4. Sarah  |  November 11, 2007 at 7:00 PM

    Thanks for all the comments! I love signing in and seeing messages from everyone!

    Reply
  • 5. Kim Maguire  |  November 12, 2007 at 2:05 PM

    Glad to hear that you made it there! Could you go ahead and come back though? My work is really backing up and I miss Sarah making it all go away! Have fun! I like reading your blog!

    Reply
  • 6. Ashley Garmon  |  November 12, 2007 at 4:06 PM

    Your posts are cracking me up. I have only one complaint: PHOTOS, please! Of course you are terribly missed. I’m instantly a month behind. UGH!!! I hope you are having fun..Stay warm!

    Reply
  • 7. Sarah  |  November 12, 2007 at 5:25 PM

    From Tess:

    “Love your posts so far Sa. I laughed at yesterday’s. Only you would sway on lack of sleep and not just take a quick 1 or 2 hour nap. 8^) I am glad you are having fun so far. What do you think of the emergency vehicles and their sirens? That was one of the things I got a kick out of when I was in Europe.
    Hey, David wants to know if you will buy Emma some wooden clogs if you go to Holland. He said he would put moola in your account if you needed it.”

    Reply
  • 8. Sylvia and Daniel  |  November 12, 2007 at 5:53 PM

    SARAH!! I love IKEA and am jealouse, cause honestly sometimes round rock is too far for me too ; ) Can’t wait to see pics!!

    Syl

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  • 9. Sarah  |  November 13, 2007 at 8:10 AM

    Alright…I have answered the request for photos!

    Kim & Ashley – honestly, I wish I could still help out. I miss working already!

    Reply

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