Goodbyes and Hellos.

Farewell my friend - I'll miss you!
Well - this is it. I leave in the morning and begin my long drawn out journey home. Several of you have if I will continue to blog once I get back to the states. The answer is YES. The excitement doesn't end in Germany, and if anything life will be even MORE interesting when I get home. Here are some hints: travel (duh), celebrities (what?), 50's Glamour (now I'm baffled) and of course random and awkward moments. Those are the best ones -right? 

UPDATE:
The farewell of Fifi has officially occurred. Here is the story (complete with visual aids):

 
Meet Ms. Ann. This is where I went into her office pharmacy,  and was telling her that I have a blog and write stories about a bike named Fifi. She's nodding her head in this photo and thinking to herself - "Why is she telling me all of this? The girl is kuh-razy. But hey, I'm obviously not in trouble".

I ask her if she would like to be FIFI's new owner. She accepts after I explain  there are no rules with Fifi (she was afraid that she would have to set-up and maintain a blog). We set up a 'MEET and GREET' for the next day. 


The next day Ann tells me she read my blog and read the several stories about Fifi and her antics. She couldn't get over how big of a deal this is and is very EXCITED to take her. 

Ms. Ann gathers up the POSSE and they head outside for the big introduction.


The initial meet and greet. "Look at all of her stickers!" she exclaims. I point out the special ones sent by readers and give her the low-down on Fifi's behavioral problems (bent basket, crooked kick stand, creaking noises). Yes - there is a crock pot in Fifi's basket. It was a packaged deal......

On she goes - and it's a perfect match. Try to ignore the Bio-Hazard sign in the background.


Not missing a photo op, all of the girls joined in the fun  and Ms. Ann exclaimed she would email me photos so I can share her stories with my readers later on. See.........this hand off works out perfectly for everyone. Ms. Ann gets a bike, I don't feel guilty, Fifi gets to stay in Europe and the readers will still get the occasional update. Perfect!

Thank you Ann!! Please be kind to my faux friend, we've had an adventure of a lifetime and I will miss her.

Fifi and I had our LAST ADVENTURE yesterday and exchanged out goodbyes. As luck would have it I just  ripped the cord right out of my media card reader and now can not upload any photos. Wow. This will be my 6th card reader is 6 months. So even though I've shared the farewell posting with you (only because I had these pics uploaded) - my last adventure with Fifi will be posted next week. Out of sequence obviously, but still a good post. 

More friends I had to say goodbye to.....
And as sad as it is to say GOODBYE, there are also HELLO'S waiting for me on the other end. Mr. C, friends and family are anxiously awaiting my arrival - and just in time for the holidays.

Farewell Germany, you've been good to me.

xoxo
Michelle

18 comments:

Sarah Pearson said...

Awww, I'm so glad Fifi has a good home. It's so sad to say goodbye, but exciting to start a new chapter. Safe travelling to you.

xStroutx said...

Its great to see that Fifi is going to be so well looked after! I hope your travels go safely and smoothly!

Claudia Moser said...

Safe travel!

Christianna said...

Looks like Fifi got an amazing new home! She's a lucky girl! Have a safe trip, and fun seeing all your old friends when you get home!

Selina. said...

I will be sad not to have more european stories but i can't wait to hear all about your adventures at home <3

Bibi said...

Farewell Germany! Save travels and happy returning to Mr.C!

Looking forward to reading about your new adventures, Michelle!

♥ Bibi

Talia said...

So glad you found a wonderful owner for Fifi!

Good luck on your trip home and hope you have safe travels!

Excited to hear tons more stories to come back at home!

Helga! said...

And a new chapter,for Fifi and yourself,begins!
Have a safe trip home,sweetheart!
XXX

Hannah said...

I have absolutely adored following you and fifi's adventures Michelle! All the best for your journey home and I can't wait to hear about more of your adventures back in the States xxx

pglm said...

traveling mercies to you....bet Mr. C can't wait to get you home...I'm anxious to hear a story or two about him...

Tangled In Texas said...

Aw! I can't believe your time in Germany is already over.

Wishing you safe travel! I can't wait to hear more about your life in the states. :)

Krista said...

Happy Halloween and Welcome Home! I have enjoyed seeing Germany through you! I think you had fun! Enjoy being home.

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

Aww, your Fifi story is so sweet! Welcome back to the U.S. =)

Sarah Elisabeth said...

Glad Fifi got such a nice new owner! Have a safe journey back!!

Talitha said...

Aw, at least Fifi will be loved.

Cant wait to hear from you when you get back home! New adventures!!

Talitha xx

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oksana said...

Michelle, just to remind you that you are the best in the World Funny Ingenuous Blog Girl!!!!

And of course: to be continued :-)

Warmest regards from Belarus!

Oksana

Lisa said...

Glad you found a good home for fifi. Can't wait to get together when you get home and catch up on everything. :) Welcome home M!