Saturday, October 3, 2009

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Esther let the word out on facebook, so we better put it up here- We're moving to Germany!!!

Over the summer we saw a job opening at a dream location I've had my eye on for years, right on the Austrian border in the Bavarian Alps. Under the logic of "What could it hurt?", we went for it.... after several months of being on the edge, we received travel orders with a report date of 26 OCT!

Ben is really excited about the change in job (more of a diplomatic cooperation mission instead of aircraft support), and Esther is excited about the adventure (REALLY sad about the great colleagues and students she'll be saying goodbye to). Although we're able to take Rascal and Storm, we also made the tough decision that Harley and Stella are much less likely to handle the stress of an overseas flight very well.... Although we love them, we found an AWESOME couple who are happy to give them a new home. They've been married for a year and a half, are fixing up a house and looking forward to some companionship (sounds familiar!).


So we have a few weeks to sell our beloved Honda Accord and rent out our house. It's been a really tough, busy summer getting the fixer-upper into rental condition. More to follow....


Stephanie Horjus said...

This is crazy-exciting and just plain-crazy! I can't wait to hear about the new adventures you take as you explore and take over Germany :)

Give us a couple years and maybe Ben and I will come see you :)

love you both!

Darlene said...

I am so excited for you as you continue your adventure. I am coming to Europe next summer with Mrs. Carradice, PMCA teacher. We go to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and northern Italy.

sean's smitty said...

WOW! What a fun adventure. And you thought Utah was going to be a great adventure. So you're going from mountains to even bigger mountains. Cool!

Melissa said...

I just found your blog when I googled Garmisch images. I lived in Garmisch back in 2004-2005. You will absolutely LOVE it. Just heard from some friends this morning that they woke up to snow on their cars! Best of luck with your move!

Paul & Heather Miller said...

HOLY MOLY!!! Embarrassingly, I haven't checked in on your blog in way too long! GERMANY??!! How exciting. Esther, I'll have to find you on Facebook so we can keep in closer touch. I can't wait to hear where your adventures take you! Oh the fun you'll have! :) Travel safely. Peace be with you.