Another month and and another struggle as to how I could interpret this month's theme .... NOSTALGIA. And two weeks ago I read an article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the light bulb turned on.
I'm taking it back to my college years ... back when in I graduated from high school up in Fort Walton Beach and I decided to get out of town. I attended the University of Maryland in Munich, Germany. My dad (who was in the military) got orders to Frankfurt, Germany and my family left the summer before my senior year. I stayed behind to finish up with all of my friends. Once I graduated HS I jumped on a plane and flew to Germany.
I couldn't wait to see the world.
And boy did I.
I'm sure most know that there is no drinking age in Germany. And if you are on base, it's 18 and I was certainly that.
I started my freshman year in Munich knowing one girl from HS who just happened to be there too. I met lots of people and spent many hours drinking, barely getting a passing GPA my first semster. Something I'm not proud of but something I would NEVER trade. I saw the world. And it was worth every moment.
So back to the business journal... announcing that the Hofbräuhaus was opening. I couldn't wait to go and see if it would be the same. And it was. Brought back so many memories!!!
Most that know me know that I don't drink much anymore. I fullfilled that square during my two years in Munich and then some. So when it came time to order a beer I ordered the small one. My husband told to order the liter and we'd share it. When it arrived it smelled and tasted JUST like I remember. Another moment I'm not proud of but I could put 4-5 of these away in a night a walk home. I think on this day I drank most of it.
So there... that's my nostalgia story as portrayed by my iphone pics.
Me and my husband.
And don't laugh... I found a picture of me back in the day and put it up next to the one I took last week. Boy, I still look so young! Pfff.... must be the beer talking!
Don't stop here. Check out the next photographer in our circle Reilly of Reilly Maguire Photography