And so did the cat. A bit traumatized, but she's adjusted to the hotel room pretty well.
We're staying in a military hotel in Wiesbaden, off base, thankfully, and within walking distance to the downtown shopping district and many beautiful parks! Wiesbaden is a truly beautiful little city (just under 300k people) and I am looking forward to exploring it!
It looks like we will not be able to live off base :( We were not sure that we wanted to, but we liked the idea of having a downtown apartment and being able to walk to the bar and the bakery etc. At least on base we will have a full-size US-style kitchen and 110 power outlets (So I can use my mixer!) We will probably be in the hotel for about a month though until a place on base opens up, which is going to suck, but whatever, at least they have free breakfast, free laundry, and free internet.
Aside from J's sponsor, and a few guys from his shop and their families that we went to dinner with the first night we were here, we haven't met anyone yet. I hope to make some friends soon though, because the days while J is at work are going to get boring fast! Also, TV here sucks.
I'm excited about going to my first knitting meetup tomorrow night! I found them on Ravelry, and there is a group that meets in town on Thursdays (mostly Germans and expats I think) and one that meets on base on Mondays.
I miss my spinning wheel :(
With nothing much to do all day while J is at work, I've been walking around the city. Yesterday I explored 3 beautiful parks, and walked home through the market.
I found these outside a shop. I want them!
And inside I found Sheep's Milk Chocolate! Which i not as good as yarn, but interesting nonetheless.
More pictures of Wiesbaden!
The parks here have HUGE trees!
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