Twelve by Twelve Month 9 NOSTALGIA
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Monday, September 28, 2015
By Laurel
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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.

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Me and my husband.

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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!

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Prost people!!!! 

Don't stop here.  Check out the next photographer in our circle Reilly of Reilly Maguire Photography

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3 Comments
Kristie - Oh, I bet that brought back lots of great memories! How fun! Love the beer and pretzel pic!
Melissa - Its so great to hold onto those good times!
Brooke - Love this! Can't wait to try it out here! I have only been to the one in Germany and my hair probably looked similar to your style :)