Monday, October 20, 2008

It's 9:45 pm here and Valentine will soon be boarding the bus to Munich! It's her class trip this year.
Gee! When I was 15, I was beyond thrilled by the occasional trip to Kansas City. That was a Big Deal.

Of course, in light of last week's discoveries regarding what those Germans are getting up to when they're not drinking beer, I'm not all THAT comfortable about her destination .
Why couldn't this year's trip be to Spain, the home of innocuous cooking programs?


But it's out of my hands. All I could do, after I made sure she had an alarm clock, slippers, snacks, toothpaste, her passport and sufficient clothing, was tell her : " If a man comes up to you and asks you if you'd like to make lots of money really quickly and easily, just say 'nein'. 'Kay?"

She just gave me that pitying "you're so weird" look that I seem to so often be the recipient of.

On the other hand, starring in German porn films was NOT on the list of planned activities that the school gave us.

So what items are on the schedule?

The BMW museum and Dachau concentration camp.

'The Ultimate Driving Machine' and 'Arbeit Macht Frei' .

An odd combination, to put it mildly.

5 comments:

oreneta said...

WEIRD!!!! I guess they through in the car plant for the boys....

La Framéricaine said...

I hope that she has a wonderful trip!

At 15, the farthest I had gone from OK was Albuquerque, NM, and Galveston, TX--the big trip where we stopped at every gas station to fill our ratty radiator!

Le Framéricain's daughter and 12 year old grandson currently have a young visitor from East Germany. Kids go to foreign countries in Europe at younger ages, now then, don't they?

Here's to early and lots of trips abroad for the world's teenagers!

Beth said...

They only have three full days in Munich. So, spending one whole morning at a car museum seems like such a waste of precious time!!
I happen to know that there is an excellent museum of prehistory there in the city. That would be MUCH more educational and interesting than looking at a bunch of cars. You see cars every day of your life, for pete's sake.

babzee said...

Ah, yes, The Munich Museum where Vicky Bliss works! That's where Valentine belongs!

Beth said...

Now THERE'S a role model for a girl!! Good idea, Ms. B! Danke!