Hello! I am back! Hope you are doing well. My thoughts are so scattered right now as we head back to the states in 6 days. I can't believe our grand adventure is almost over with 13 1/2 months behind us. Is it possible to be happy and sad at the same time? I am happy to go home, but at the same time, I am going to miss Germany. It feels strange not to be celebrating the 4th of July tomorrow. Maybe we can figure something out tomorrow, but it is late right now as we have driven all day back from Italy; however, I wanted to get some of these photos posted. School got out on the 22nd here in Germany and on Saturday we headed for Genoa where we would catch our ferry to Sardinia. On the way, we stopped to visit my friend Anita and her family who live outside of Zurich. It was so nice to finally meet her husband after all this time. I met Anita in the first year of college. Anita made us the most amazing lunch and our girls had a blast swimming and the drawing on the sidewalk with chalk. Sadly we couldn't stay long, but I hope we will get to see them again soon. Did you know that Genoa is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus? Anyway, we didn't get to see a lot of Genoa because it was Sunday and many things were closed, but we loved walking down the promenade and then playing at the beach. Well, I can't keep my eyes open any longer, but I will be back soon with photos of our vacation in Sardinia. Literally, heaven on earth!