Deja Vu...

I try to not post past blogs very often, but this just pretty much sums up my "vacation" in California!!  Hope you enjoy...

I have been back in America for 5 full days. I feel in many ways like the weight of the world has been lifted. I can easily order food, and know that I will get what I wanted. I can make small talk with the people in line at the market, and I can read the street signs.

But there are things that I miss from Germany. What, you say? Miss Germany? Yes! 

I miss my bike! i have driven more in the past 5 days being home than I had in the past 5 months in Germany. Even the youngest expat picked up on this.

"Why are there no bikes?' he asked one day as we were driving down the road.

"Well, the distances between places are further here, and in the cities they do bike, just not so much in the suburbs."

This made me think if i did ride my bike the distances that I had driven this week, I would be way skinny...but I didn't, and I'm not. 

i am a taxi. Driving to the movies, to the beach, home. Shuttling kids to sleepovers, camps and the favorite doughnut shop, which happens to be 20 minutes from where we are staying, and you usually eat doughnuts at 7ish in the morning!

As many of you know, I am a photographer and I have taken an amazing photo of what I have seen my first week back in America, and I want to share it with you, ...enjoy!

Please note the perfect temperature!


  1. Dena,
    I'm glad you're having a good time. Enjoy! I do know what you mean about driving and in California, good luck :-)
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  2. Dena,
    yesterday I walked to dinner and walked home...about 5 mins each way, and the temperature was also perfect. Miss you, oh, and the doughnuts!

    1. Walking is wonderful but I have to say that I was also able to make all Dr. apts, take care of banking and return an item all with ease and a smile. There is a lot to be said for that, oh, and the doughnuts!

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  4. Thanks so much for stopping by and will be checking you out as well!

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    1. Thanks for following Stephanie! I hope that you enjoy!

  6. Hi Dena, just found your blog from the hop and really enjoy it. Will come back :)

    1. Thanks PinKixx and remember you can always follwo via Blog lovin!!


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