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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:35 AM

Likely will not see my daughter for a few years now

She’s about to land at Ramstein and then on to her new post at Baumholder. It’s going to be an exciting time for her. Far better from her self-described “hellhole” at Ft Bragg.

But it’s a bit more than an 8-9hr drive!

Thankful to have things like Skype and FaceTime and WiFi to be able to talk and “see”, though.

Who knows, maybe we’ll be able to swing a trip over there before her next move!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:42 AM

1. Germany was beautiful

We were there at Rhein Mein in the 70s.
Weather reminded me a lot of where I am now in Washington State..not quite as much rain.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:49 AM

2. My grandson was at Ft Benning GA and Ft Campbell KY. both shit holes now too.

All the military money is going to the Air Force and Navy for expensive ships and planes we already have too many of. Meanwhile we are hit by cyber attacks by modern militaries. Our gunpowder and steel military is obsolete.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:24 AM

3. Frankfurt is only an 8 or 9 hour flight from most of the east coast of the USA

And it's a lot less stressful than driving!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:56 AM

4. Not my daughter

But my foreign exchange student daughter. We Skype all the time. Even though she married with a few kids now and lives back in Serbia. When you can see them, for some reason it feels better.

Go for the Christmas holidays and see the market. I always wanted to see that. If she lives off base, we'll you'll have a place to sleep.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:01 AM

5. Would love to. Mainz is as far south as I ever made it on business

And that was just half a day.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:21 AM

6. Plan a trip to Germany!

It's a beautiful country with a tremendously rich history and culture. The people are friendly and inviting and the food is awesome.

These days, there are airfares to Europe that are ridiculously cheap. We flew to Ireland last summer for $198 per person, roundtrip! Use an online travel service and you'll find great hotels at low prices.

Your daughter will love to see you. Added benefit: you get away from Trump for a week!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:22 AM

7. Good point in your last sentence! lol

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:23 AM

8. She does get time off, and can come visit

Two of my brothers were stationed in Germany and came home on visits.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:25 AM

9. Yeah. That is more likely to happen. Flying 5 of us here vs her here

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:29 AM

10. My condolences.

My daughter moved to Berlin in 2009. She comes home maybe once a year. Thank Dog for email and FaceTime.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:33 PM

11. I know Baumholder I was stationed in Germany. She will like it.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:52 PM

12. Thanks. I hope so. Leadership at Ft Bragg was awful

She was due awards and recognition and continued to be delayed and slighted.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 01:46 AM

13. I always liked Ramstein

The whole area around there is pretty nice and the locals are friendly. Heildelberg and Luxemberg are both easy day trips. Lots to see and do around there.

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