Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I decided to come back to work

Bryan got home around 5:30 Friday afternoon. You would have thought that they were coming back from Iraq because such a big deal was made of their return. There were signs outside Alpha battery, food was ready for the soldiers, and the families were waiting anxiously as the busses pulled up. Bryan was very happy to be back but ready to go home as soon as he stepped off the bus. He relaxed at home for a few hours and then we went into town. We had dinner and then went to shoot pool for a little while with some friends.
On Saturday we went to the wine fest in Bernkastel-Kues. We sampled wine from the different vendors and ate a lot of good fest food. At the end of the night there was a really good fireworks show over the river.
On Sunday we went to church and then to have breakfast at a little place on post. Not long after we got home Bryan got a call that he had to come into work because some soldiers got in trouble the night before. When he finally got back from the office a few hours later, we ran some errands. Later we went to a promotion party for some of his friends who recently made Captain. On Monday we drove over to Bastogne, Belgium for the day. Since watching Band of Brothers I've kind of gotten into World War II. Bryan enjoys military history anyway so we were looking forward to the trip. Bastogne is where the Battle of the Bulge took place. At that point it was the largest battle in US Army history. The Belgian people believe the Amerians saved their town so it was neat to be in a town in another country that is so thankful for the US. We visited the square in the middle of town that is named after a US General, a military museum, a monument to General Patton, the Mardasson monument and Bastogne Historical Center, and the woods where the battle was fought. As soon as I get our pictures downloaded, I'm going to add them to our fotopic site.
Tuesday Bryan had an extra day off so I called in sick to work. We didn't do much of anthing except enjoy our day together.
Today we both had to be back at work. I guess our weekend could only last so long!

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