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Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Amazing Race

I am watching the Amazing Race right now (and typing this at the same time), and I am homesick for Europe.

Last week, my mom called us and told us that the Amazing Race would be in Germany.  The kids and I brainstormed a bunch of cities they might be visiting:  Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin...we named a bunch of cities.  But never in our wildest dreams did we think the Amazing Race would be in Dresden, the city we love and lived in for one year!!  We screamed and shouted when we heard the competiters say they were going to Dresden.  They were taking a train to Dresden and getting their first clue of that episode in Dresden.  We sat in silence, then yelps of joy as we saw the Zwinger, the square, the Elbe River...  I was so excited that my city was being featured, because I think it's one of the most beautiful cities, and most people have never heard of Dresden.  As soon as the competiters  got their first clue, they were on the Autobahn, driving fast and furious to Berlin.

After the show, after the kids went to bed, I sat in the living room, and a big surge of emotion was trapped in my body.  If I let it go, I don't know if I could stop the emotion that would be coming out;  that uncontrollable crying.  I miss Europe so much, it hurts.  But I got to see Dresden again, and now more people know about my beloved city, Dresden.

Maggie at one of Dresden's castles

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