|My dad's neighbor has a fire truck... just because he can|
Of course some of the important things about being back in the states was to get as much of the food as possible!! We dined on REAL hamburgers (not to mention In'N'Out), mexican food, corn dogs and girl scout cookies to name just a few things. And who can forget the free refills!
My dad also introduced us to his new girlfriend during one lunch. We chatted during lunch, and I found that we had a few things in common. The largest being that she speaks some German and travels there frequently. This made conversation easy as we were able to compare some different places we had been (my father included). And even cooler, I found out that she played some World of Warcraft. Now not all gamers are awesome by definition, but it never hurts to be one!
The visit ended much quicker than I thought it would, and though I was happy to head home to Mariko I was also sad to say goodbye to everyone in Cali. Luckily it sounds like they plan on visiting Colorado shortly after Mariko and I return from Germany, so that is a big plus! Now I just have to convince Mariko to leave Europe and head home in August.