Absolutely beautiful pictures! Safe travel to and from and have a wonderful time with your family. Funny about the "lucky charms cereal". It is very interesting to me what people in other countries would like us to bring from U.S. Once while in Jamaica we asked what we could bring if we returned, their response was "Irish Spring Soap".
Thank you, DiviDivi!
LOL on the "Irish Spring Soap"! I will bring some "Spike Soap" with me. It's funny, when I first returned to Germany after 16 years, I smelled that "Spike Soap" on a man walking by me at the airport in Basel. I always loved that fresh scent and thought I need to bring some with me for my husband.
The "Lucky Charm" cereal is for my cousin and her son. They lived for several years in Florida. It was their all-time favorite cereal which is not available in Germany. She also asked for a t-shirt which is typically for Texas, something funny. When I mentioned "All my exes live in Texas" she loved it right away! So, that's what she is getting. Together with a bunch of other nice, typical American t-shirts. Especially for my little nephews, they are 7 and 11 years old, the kids from my baby brother. They will get some "Batman" and the like. They are crazy about them!
Signing off for right now. It's been a long day. Lots of work but also excitement. I called my Mom this afternoon to let her know that I have a surprise for her: I'll be coming to Germany for her birthday! I could hear the GASP in her voice when I said it! A mixture of surprise, a bit worry but a lot of happiness!