|Typical Army quarters, we had a 2 bedroom apartment.|
As I mentioned yesterday we lived in Germany when Mac was in the Army. Our first assignment was to Bad Kreuznach, a beautiful little town on the Nahe River. It was a small town west of Frankfurt. It's roots were deep, there was a Celtish settlement there as early as the 500's. It became a walled city as early as the 13th century. We thought it was beautiful
We were so young, I was just 21 and about 2 months pregnant with our daughter. I had never flown before, had never been out of the country and spoke not a word of German. But the people were friendly, many spoke excellent English and most were kind about our poor Deutsch. Our next door neighbor was a German (Friede) married to an American. She had a daughter about 2 years younger than me and a son. She took me in hand and saw to it that I didn't miss my Mother too much.
We spent 3 happy years there traveling to many parts of Europe --France, Paris, Nancy, Spain, Holland, Luxembourg.
It was the experience of a life time. We fell in love with Germany and with Europe. They played a big part in why Mac stayed in the Army, we loved living in Europe.
|Alte Brücke, the Old Bridge House on the Nahe River, the houses dating from the 1400's.|