Saturday, March 29, 2008

Elvis gave me away..

Or maybe it was the traditional GERMAN HOUSE? OR even the German castle?

Anyway.. you guessed it.. I'm moving to: GERMANY!!

Right where that red star is.. **CLICK on the photos for a larger map image

Here's a close-up map.. to show you the area better.. I right by the town of: Grafenwoehr in Bavaria...

Do you see that big ole space where there aren't any town names? Well, that would be where the Army base is located and where my job will be located.

AND the good news? I will be an ELEMENTARY ART TEACHER in a brand new school! It will open up this August.

The bad news? I had better get myself over there as soon as possible to try to find a place to live-- since, if enough new families are moving to this location and have enough children to fill a brand new school-- that means THAT MANY PEOPLE WILL BE MOVING TO THE SAME PLACE over a short period of time ALL looking for a place to live! And, since.. I'm a MERE civilian-- I can't live in on-base or military housing.

I am happy with the location and the job.. However, to be truthful, I had my heart set on returning to Italy or going to Spain or England.. but, this will be in a scenic location, with clean air, and lots of new people to meet. I am close enough to Italy that I can go there and visit. One of my friends is moving to England, so I'll get to go and visit her.

I also 'sort of' know a couple of teachers from my school here in Korea that are moving to the new school too.

A little tidbit of information- when I typed in an 'image' search for Grafenwoehr, Germany.. I found that first photo on yesterday's blog.. it seems that not only was Elvis stationed in Germany.. but, he was stationed at the very base that I am moving to! What a deal, huh?

(uh, it's POST.. as in an ARMY POST.. the AIR FORCE has bases.. but, I refuse to call them a POST.. just call me: Johnny Rebel!)

So.. there you go.. and in a few months, this will become a blog full of EUROPEAN photos! :D

PS.. Surely, I wasn't the only one to notice the towns of: HUB and GRUB? hee hee


lizzzknits said...

Good Luck in your move. It will be quite a change from S Korea. My mom and I are going on a river cruise through Germany late May. I hope I find some yarn stores while there to suplement my stash. We start in Nuremberg and cruise to Trier, so I guess we will be seeing some of the same country side.

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

You'll have to let me know how it is.. kind of my 'scout' :D

Have a great trip!

susanc said...

Congrats on the new digs! How fun! I LOVE German Christmas ornaments - you'll have to go to the Christmas market in Nuremberg, I believe it is - not sure if that is too far away from where you'll be living. How exciting - I can live vicariously through you. I'd love to get to Germany some day, but I don't really forsee that happening, but I'll get to see it through your pictures and posts.

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

I looked on the map and Nuremberg isn't too far away from where I'll be at all.

I'll have to check into at least one Christmas market this winter.. and take photos for my blog.

I'll try to do my best to find 'interesting' photos to share on my blog. :D