Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Davis Returns to Deutschland!

When I was in the 8th grade the good Lord brought the Davis family to Paulding County, GA. Over the next three years Matt and I became super close friends before he was whisked off to Kansas to finish out high school. We've stayed in touch ever since and have always been the kind of friends that can pick right up where we left off - even if it's been a year or so.

Davis and Kim

One of the interesting things about Davis and I is that we've had a mutual interest in Germany over the past ten years. It started with Matt studying German in high school and college and going on a study abroad (circa 2003) while at Kansas University. I followed suit by studying German at Georgia Tech and studying abroad in Weimar, Germany in the summer of 2004. Davis then upped the ante by spending two consecutive years circa 2005-2006 bumming off of a work-study grant in Erlangen, Germany. Not wanting to be outdone, Marisa and I moved to Frankfurt in 2009-present to teach at an international school.

With all of this back-and-forth across the Pond, until this month we'd never actually been in Germany at the same time. Needless to say, the visit was much-anticipated. Davis decided to do a little traveling before finishing out his PhD and put together a reunion tour of some of his favorite places in Deutschland. Marisa and I were fortunate to host him and his lady friend, Kim, for their first stop in Frankfurt. We basically ran them through all of the typical Frankfurt sites and experiences which is standard for our guests.

The group celebrating the best schnitzel in Bornheim...........zur Sonnenuhr!!

It was nice catching up on life and getting them acclimated to Germany before meeting up with them later in Nuernberg.

--Justin
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