When I get to go on day hikes and see things like this
and put my toes in the cold mountain water
and speak German and English interspersedly with a fellow exchange student
while taking in gorgeous Schwarzwald views,
followed up by a ride up the mountain in a chairlift
and a ride back down on a self-operated roller coaster,
However, when I wake up to Facebook messages from my froomies that include the following suggestions for guidelines for our apartment next year:
“Let people know in advance if you’re having more than 3 visitors over. Don’t be shy about telling people they’re too loud. Don’t let visitors eat personal food. Michael Noriega can do whatever he wants.”
I can’t wait to get the heck back to Austin!
But then I remember that tomorrow I’m going on a brewery tour… so I think I’ll stay here for another month.