Even my husband questioned some of my clues, so here's the 4-1-1 on their significance:
Clue #1 ~ Pachelbel's canon in D Major: German composer
Clue #2 ~ A Bavarian cream-filled doughnut
Clue #3 ~ Levi's jeans, invented by Levi Strauss, born in Germany.
Clue #4 ~ a BMW aka Bavarian Motor Works
Clue #5 ~ Ben Crenshaw putting on Bernhard Langer's Green Jacket after he won the Masters in Augusta, GA. Langer is the most famous German golfer.
Clue #6 ~ My one word for 2012: Adventure. Hello??? For all the reasons in my (in)courage post and more, this year is shaping up to be a little crazy….
Clue #7 ~ Black, red and yellow crayons, the colors of the German flag.
Clue #8 ~ Lufthansa jet, Euros & a Metric Conversion chart; we'll need them ALL less than a month from now…
And all combine to explain The Year of Living Dangerously...!
Sounds like a road trip!
So you are going to Germany and taking a lucky winner with you…
I can’t wait to read your journey! I hope you will share as much as comfortably possible as you go through this. So many great things can come of this! (even in the difficult parts)
Are you going to Belgium? hahahaha – what’s your trip for?
(I read both posts…) I’m really excited for you! I know that there are unknowns and fears but what a fantastic opportunity for both of you!
Truth be told, I’m a little jealous, too. I’d love to get away from ‘real life’ for a while, travel, see something new. Especially in an election year! 😉
I look forward to your updates from abroad!
Robin, metric is simple!!! Way easier than the Imperial version. Thankfully, I grew up in Canada where we used both so I have no problem converting. Have fun with your new learning curve!
There’s a big life change!
I was totally clueless–me and puzzles aren’t on friendly terms;)!
I hope this will sound the way I mean it.
The being apart is not fun. But we’ve learned that being apart for a job (his is over the road trucking now) with the freedom to communicate surely beats the being apart we dealt with before!
This being apart for you is the result of a blessing not the consequences of bad choices–God will get you through!
You’re going to Germany?
Congratulations on your husband’s new job! I’m sure the time apart will be a struggle, but I’d be willing to bet it makes you appreciate many things in your lives in the process. I was able to spend some time in Munich in 2002, and enjoyed the people, the beauty, and the culture (Even though I found out then I am allergic to hops, a main ingredient in beer!) The gardens are beautiful, and the rail system amazing. Most of the people I encountered spoke English, and love to practice their English on native speakers, so don’t stress too much as a guest.
Again congratulations on your husband’s new job, and I can’t wait to read about your adventures. (If you get a chance visit Brussels too, it is so charming!)