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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Last US Post

This will be my last post in the US. Aaron and I will be getting on a plane with our cats to New York, where we will stay for two nights before we leave for Zürich on Thursday evening.

As far as tying up our loose ends here, it wasn't too bad. The management officer at post even commented to Aaron that this was the smoothest and most organized move he had ever seen. I was even starting to relax and get excited a little bit. Of course, this was before June 10.

Two Saturdays ago, Aaron and I took my Saturn to three dealerships and got prices for the car. We were all set to sell it after Aaron's mom and dad got here with their car. That night, we had dinner with the Furnishes at their house. We headed toward our car at around 9:30 PM, where a drunk driver had hit it and drove off mere seconds before. Thanks to two witnesses that identified the woman, the police tracked her down and arrested her. The car is still being repaired, but Bill has generously offered to sell it for us before he leaves for his post next month. Thank goodness for powers of attorney and for Bill.

I can't even get excited about New York yet. Aaron and I will be there for our third anniversary and are having dinner at Babbo, but I can't stop worrying about the car and the cats getting on the plane. I don't think I'll feel better about this whole thing until we successfully get on the plane to Switzerland.

Time to sign off. Next time I post, I'll be in die Schweiz/en Suisse/in Svizzera!


  • At 4:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow! Do you have advice on where to stay with cats in NYC? We're going to have to make the same trip next Spring on our way to post.

  • At 2:43 PM , Blogger Anna Martz said...

    We consulted our AAA pet travel guide and chose the Crowne Plaza in Times Square. It was great and right in the middle of the action in Times Square. If you need a nice place to eat dinner, I recommend Babbo. It's owned by Mario Batali, who has his own show on Food Network. Best wine list I've ever seen - get the gelati and sorbetti assortment for dessert!

  • At 9:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you so much for the advice! Our two cats will appreciate it too. :) Your description of the food at Babbo has my mouth watering too... -Angela (Warsaw, 4/07)


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