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Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Planning Ahead

You may not know this, but the FIFA World Cup will be held here in Germany in 2006. This is all good for the economy, but NOT GOOD FOR US REGULAR FOLKS!!!

The highway system here is awesome~~mostly 2 lanes each way, and the suggested speed limit is 130 km/hr (80.7 mph)~~but you can go as fast as you want, weather permitting (in 7 years, I've never seen an accident on the autobahn).

Is it great planning to begin construction on the autobahn 3 years early?? I'm not too sure!! I'm not talking about small construction, I'm talking about construction so big it caused a stau (traffic jam) last week 4 miles long!!! This is what happens when folks here are stuck in a stau:

I live in the largest military community outside the US. When I see people in US plated cars do things like this, I want to yell out the window

"YOU WOULDN'T LEAVE THAT NICE MERCEDES ON HWY 70 IN ST. LOUIS WOULD YOU~~NO YOU WOULDN'T! PRETEND YOU ARE AT THE CRIB AND GET BACK IN YOUR DAMN CAR!!!"

They are also working to improve the train to Paris. When completed, the ICE train will go 175mph, which will make the trip to Paris a little less than 2 hours as opposed to 4 hours by hoop d'ville. So when P wants to see the Apple Tower (that's what she calls the Eiffel Tower), we can go and return home in the same day! NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL PLANNING AHEAD!!!!

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Comments:
Its weird to see people get out of their cars. The only time I've seen that done here is this summer when they shut down McDowell so Bush could tour the base there. Which is funny because you literally could not move at all. People were using their 4 x 4's to jump the median and make U-Turns. I still didn't get out of my damn car, though. It was like 110 outside!
 
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