I have been planning my Bar Trip since I first heard discovered there was such a thing. For the uninitiated, the Bar Trip is a vacation one commences after taking the Bar Exam. Several people I know have gone to Europe. Central America, Costa Rica in particular, is a hot destination.I plan to visit Germany, a place that has been at the top of my destination list for awhile.
Twenty-six years ago, my mother was stationed in Frankfurt. She lived there for six years and, to hear her tell it, she had so much fun and, now, so much regret that she ever returned home to the states. Imagine! If my mother had stayed in Germany, then I might be writing this blog in German. Sadly, I am nowhere near as fluent as I should be considering I took four years of German and participated in several German immersion camps during my youth.
Madhubby also has a fascination with Germany because it is the country of his ancestors. He has dreams - not daydreams but real REM-sleep-induced dreams - of owning a farm in Germany. Except he has never lived or worked a farm a day in his life and is definitely not a "wake up early to milk the cow and collect the eggs" kind of person. So maybe his farming dream is really a country estate/man of leisure dream which is not unlike the similarly slothful dreams of other thirty-something men I know.
But, we will go to Germany if we can pinch enough pennies between now and July. Temperate weather, interesting historical sights, and its proximity to France, Switzerland, and Amsterdam makes Germany an ideal choice for us. There, Madhubby can retrace the steps of his ancestors and I can relax and play in the place my mother loves best.